James “Jim” Schmidt, 81 of Fort Mitchell, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood.
Jim retired after 28 ½ years with the Covington Fire Department. He was in the Army Reserves and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church.
He also enjoyed watching volleyball, fishing and was an avid collector and loved to carve Santa Clauses. Jim was known throughout Northern Kentucky as “Santa Man”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Rosemary Decker Schmidt; brothers, Bernard Schmidt and Daniel Schmidt; and sister, Lynne (Schmidt) Noll.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary L. Adkison Schmidt; daughter, Jodi Schmidt of Fort Mitchell; brother, Steve Schmidt of Independence; sister, Rosalie Schmidt McDavid of Union; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, face masks must be worn, and attendance is limited to 50% of the church’s capacity while still maintaining six feet of social distance. Visitation is Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a second visitation on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the church. Interment at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Ludlow is serving the family.
Memorials are suggested to the Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018.