Joel E. Schmidt, age 60, a resident of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Nov. 8, 1950, in Seattle, Wash., to the late George and Erna (Baltzer) Schmidt.
Joel graduated from Greenfield High School in 1969, received an Associates Degree from ITT, Indianapolis in 1972, and a B.S. from Purdue in 2006, both in electrical engineering. He was employed with INDOT of Greenfield as an electrical engineer for 45 years. Joel was a member of the Trinity Park United Methodist Church where he loved singing in the choir; he was an avid computer “Geek” and movie buff.
Joel is survived by his wife Cindy D. (Sweet) Schmidt, whom he married in 1984; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Sally Sweet of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Donald (Linda) Sweet of Manilla, IN; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jacquelyn A. Schmidt in 2009.
Friends may call from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, and Monday at the church 1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Trinity Park United Methodist Church. Reverend Michael Manning will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Park United Methodist Church Choir, 207 West Park Avenue, Greenfield, IN 46140.
Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com