Dr. Karl Alan Schmidt Jr., age 41 of Florida passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Plano, Illinois. He was born February 4, 1970 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan to Karl A. and Helen I. (Adams) Schmidt.
He had lived in Florida for 9 years before moving to Plano, Illinois. He had been an ophthalmologist for dogs, cats, horses, and a wide array of species including Macaws, Eclectus parrots, Geese, and even a goat! He specialized in cataract surgery and restoration of vision and laser surgery for glaucoma. He enjoyed fishing, Raising Birds, Hatching Eggs of any kind, kayaking, landscaping, rescuing any animal, as well as any outdoor activities and was an avid cook.
Karl is survived by:
Parents- Karl A. and Helen I. Schmidt of Springport
Sisters- Kari R. (Gabriel) Fonseca of Jewett City, CT
Kellie M. (Steve) Franks of Marshall
Maternal Grandmother- Ilah Adams of Jackson
Nieces- Gabriel Franks and Isabelle Franks
Nephews- Jacob Franks and Bodhi Fonseca
Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and friends was Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. A Memorial Service was be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Peters officiating.
Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University is available at the Funeral Home