Brian David Schmid, 51, of Edina, MN and Denison, IA, passed away Feb. 18, 2012. Much beloved son, brother and uncle.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Harry and Mary Pat Schmid and Lawrence and Marjorie Burger. Survived by parents, Connor and Kathryn, Edina; brother, Patrick; niece, Emily, both of St. Paul; aunt, Judy Burger, Dallas, TX; uncle, Larry Burger (Marcie), Atlanta, GA; cousins, Marissa, Heather and Bridget.
Brian graduated from old Edina (East) High 1979, Gustavus Adolphus 1983 (Music/Bus.) and Brown Institute with highest honors. He was News Director and later Farm News Director at stations in Iowa, receiving many recognitions from media organizations as well as Cattleman's and Pork Producers Associations in Crawford Co. and Iowa. He had strong empathy for the American family farmer. Brian was a fine musician who played and toured with numerous notable groups over the years.
Memorial gathering Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, MN. Private interment to be held later.
Memorials preferred to: American Donor Services, Inc. (organ donation), John Phillips Sousa Memorial Band of Edina, or Twin City Musicians Union (for young musician scholarships).