Harold Schmidt, North Newton, will celebrate his 95th birthday with a come and go party from 2 to 5 p.m. July 28 in the Community Room at Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton.
He was born July 25, 1917, to Cornelius and Katherina (Voth) Schmidt near Walton. On May 5, 1941, he married Hazel May Myers Ewert in Hillsboro. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before she passed away in June 2006.
He graduated from the Walton school district and attended Bethel College. He taught school in Antioch and was grade school principal in Greenfield, Cunningham and Spivey. During World War II, he worked in the CPS in Nebraska and worked with a team in the dairy department at the University of Nebraska to do the first artificial insemination of dairy cattle. He later helped train artificial inseminators at Kansas State University. A farmer, teacher and carpenter, he farmed for many years in Kingman and lived in Hesston before moving to North Newton. He and his wife enjoyed singing in many choirs.
A member of Faith Mennonite Church in Newton, Harold is an avid quilter. He enjoys making quilts from blue jeans, donating them to the Mennonite Central Committee, Et Cetera Shop and other mission projects.
His daughter and son-in-law are Christy and Vince Painter, Derby. He has five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to him at 3001 Ivy Drive, Apt. 212, North Newton, KS 67117.