Roger Schmidt, 72, of Topeka, Kansas formerly of Franklin, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022.
He is survived by his former wife Zenaida Schmidt; two daughters, Kimberly Simpkins and Jaimi Schmidt; grandchildren Antonio Washington, Daja Burgee, Regina Simpkins, Tristan Simpkins; great grandson Kenneth Brown IV; his siblings Debra Lange and Brett Griffin. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Schmidt and Dora Griffin.
Roger was born October 22, 1949 and grew up in Franklin, Nebraska. He served in the United States navy for 24 years and for the State of California Correctional Office for another six years before retiring in Vista, California. From California he moved to Las Vegas for ten years before Settling in Topeka, Kansas.
Roger was a simple man who enjoyed road trips, roller coasters, NASCAR, drag racing, and vacationing on cruise ships.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, February 4th, 2022 at Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska. Family inurnment will be at a later time.
Memorials in his name may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.