Ernest R. Schmitt, age 85, of Fromberg, MT passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Billings Clinic Comfort Care.
Ernie was born in Miles City, Montana to Michael and Katherine (Hjorth) Schmitt on May 29, 1928. He spent his first years on the Meredith Community homestead and attended early grade school years there. He graduated from Custer County High School, going on to Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Following college, he went to work for ASCS, becoming a field representative at the state level. After an early retirement he spent winters in Texas and Arizona. Also later traveling abroad until settling permanently in Fromberg, Montana until recently moving to Aspen Meadows Assisted Living in Billings where he was kindly and compassionately cared for until being hospitalized at Billings Clinic where he also received the same compassionated care.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister, four older sisters and one brother. He is survived by a nephew Claude (Karen) Adamson of Glendive and numerous other nephews and nieces; also a close neighbor Steve Schomer who was a helping hand during his older years.
Thank you to all the care he received at both Billings Aspen Meadows and Billings Clinic ICU Cardiac and Comfort Care.
Private family graveside services are planned. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.