Kevin M. Schmidt, 47, Fargo, ND died from a heart attack Monday, February 10, 2014 while enroute from Marion, ND to the Jamestown Hospital Emergency Room.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Harvey, ND.
Visitation will Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Prayer Services at 7 p.m. at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey, ND. Burial will be in the spring in the church cemetery.
Kevin was born on December 5, 1966 at Fargo, ND. His parents were Arnold E. and Helen (Hager) Schmidt. He grew up on the family farm south of Martin, ND. He helped out on the family farm and attended school in Harvey. Kevin attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. He lived in Hollywood for a year before returning to North Dakota. He lived in Carrington and Bismarck before moving to Fargo. He worked on constructing steel buildings and was severely injured in a fall on the job. Music was his life both before and after his injury. He recovered from his injuries and later opened “Tone Syndicate” music store in West Fargo in 2008. He played guitar in several area bands over the years and taught guitar lessons at his music store.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Helen Schmidt of Harvey; brother, Donald of Fargo; two sisters, Patricia Schmidt of Fargo and Brenda Buchmiller of Harvey; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father in 1986; brother, Steve in 1982; nephew, Darnell in 2009.