Cover photo for Roger Schmidt's Obituary
Roger Schmidt Profile Photo
1949 Roger 2022

Roger Schmidt

October 22, 1949 — January 14, 2022

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Roger Schmidt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, February 4, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Hutchins Funeral Home


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 45

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree