Alden E. Schmitz MSgt USAF (Ret)

Alden Estes Schmitz MSgt USAF (Ret)

March 14, 1938 ~ March 2, 2019

Age  80 years

Alden was born in Medford, Massachusetts to Harold and Nellie Schmitz.  The family moved to Corinna, Maine in 1945, and Alden went to school where he graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1955.  He met his sweatheart, Corinne Weed, and married her in 1956.  They eventually had 3 children, Barry, Dana, and Kelly.  He was a 22 year veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War, and he took part in Operation Dominic on Christmas Island.  He and Corinne retired in 1977 in Bellevue where all of their children graduated.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Guy & Stanley; sister Gracia; and son Barry.

Survived by wife of 62 years Corinne; son Dana Perry Schmitz (Theresa); daughter Kelly Corinne Karnes; sister Jean Ketch (Edward); grandchildren: Mitchell, Trevor, Sarah, Laura & Taylor;  great-grandchildren: Mitchell, Leigha, Tyler, Chance, Elijah, Silas & Korah; and his furry friend Baxter.

Visitation  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Memorial Service  10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6th at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370 Plaza Highway, Bellevue.

Military Honors Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society, 8929 Fort St, Omaha, NE 68134, or


  • Carol Kirkpatrick Posted March 4, 2019 9:44 am

    Oh, my dear Corinne! We were so saddened to hear of your sweet husband’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

  • Mark Schmitz and Family Posted March 5, 2019 5:14 pm

    I’m so Sorry to hear of Uncle Alden’s passing. All of Us here are thinking of All of You at this sad Time. God Bless.
    Mark , Dotty , Kathleen, Stephen and Katherine. Schmitz

  • Pat Snodgrass Posted March 7, 2019 3:39 pm

    My thoughts & prayers to you. Will sure miss the summer visits. . God Bless

  • Edward & Jean Ketch Posted March 9, 2019 1:41 pm

    Corinne, our hearts are with you and your family. We loved our dean Brother so much and will continue to love you both forever.

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