Paul Ralph Schmidt, 87, died April 10, 1998.

Born October 31, 1910 in Elm Grove, West Virginia, to Joseph Charles and Mary Staib Schmidt. Married Grace Gilbert in Venice, California, September 22, 1951. Ralph worked for 25 years for Hughes Aircraft. He loved fishing and was a great bowler. Ralph will be especially missed by his bowling buddies.Survived by his wife, Grace; daughter, Norma Bawden and son-in-law, R. J.; four grandchildren, Tom Hammerstrom (Marylee); Robin Boswell (Kevin); Joan Christensen (Vern); Jan Wilkins (Boyd); 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson, Don Hammerstrom.

Memorial services Tuesday, April 14, 1 p.m., Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State.

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