Ronald James Schmid Sr., age 62, of Winsted, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and faithful dog, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at his home.
Ron was born July 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, the son of Donald and Geraldine Schmid.
Ron grew up in Victoria, and graduated from Chaska High School in 1976.
In 1985, Ron married Linda Kohout of Jordan, MN. Home was Chaska for 16 years. They were blessed with two children, Maria and R.J. (Ronald James Jr.).
Ron was proud of his work as a carpenter working in the Chaska and Shakopee area, and then finishing work in the St. Louis Park and Hopkins areas. He also remodeled three houses for his family to live in, and was honored to have one of the houses he worked on in the Parade of Homes for 18 years.
One of his favorite activities was taking his family every year on a vacation, especially out west.
His favorite hobby was working on his ‘67 candy-apple red Mustang with his son, R. J., and taking it to all the local car shows.
During the past year, his 2-year-old grandson, Clark, brought many smiles to grandpa’s face, watching the birds and squirrels out the window with him.
During the past 10 years, Ron dealt with many complications from cancer.
Ron is survived by his loving wife: Linda; daughter: Maria (and friend Gary Samuels) of Glencoe, and son: R.J. of Winsted; grandson: Clark; sisters: Nancy Schleeve (and friend Tom), and Pam Schulz (Dave), both of Holiday, FL; mother-in-law: Hazel Kohout of New Prague; other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Gerry Schmid; brother, David Schmid; and father-in-law, Arthur Kohout.
Graveside services for Ronald Schmid Sr. took place Saturday, Nov. 21 at noon at the Winsted Public Cemetery in Winsted. Father John Hayes officiated.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.