March 29, 2023
Ellis Edward Schmidt passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at the age of 99.
Ellis was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Sterling to Alfred E. Schmidt and Amelia (Luther) Schmidt and lived on the same farm south of Fleming for 89 years. He attended two rural one-room schools, Prairie View and Highway. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1941. He enrolled in the first class of Junior College of Northeastern Colorado in the fall of 1941. He attended the first year and fall quarter the second year. In 1943, Ellis enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served until 1946.
He returned home and lived...
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