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Schmidt, Michael A.

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Michael A. Schmidt, 47, of Knoxville, died at 4:26 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 in the emergency room of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

He was born March 18, 1967 in Monmouth, the son of Bruce L. and Mary Linda (Miller) Schmidt.  He married Kelly K. Warren July 22, 2007 in Galena.

He is survived by his wife, Kelly; three sons, Christopher M. Schmidt, Nicholas A. Schmidt, and Jacob T. Reeder; a daughter, Chloe C. Reeder; his mother, Mary Linda Schmidt of Knoxville; and two brothers, Barry C. Schmidt of Macomb and Craig A. Schmidt of Peoria.  He was preceded in death by his father on June 16, 2002.

Mike worked for Bob Lindsay Honda Toyota from 1987 to 2004.  He started in sales then became the used car manager.  From 2004 to present, he was general manager at Galesburg Nissan.  He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1985 and attended Western Illinois University and Carl Sandburg College.

Mike loved working in the car business, sports, and grilling out with his family.

Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.  Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate.  Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 7, 2014 at the chapel.  Private family burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.