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Duane H. “Bud” Schmid

Duane “Bud” Howard Schmid, age 94 of Barlow ND, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington with his son Mike and daughter-in-law Danette by his side. 

Bud was born on October 29, 1924 to Samuel and Dorothy (Johansen) Schmid at the Schmid homestead farmhouse.  Even before he was out of diapers, Bud was riding horses. He would ride horse over two miles to Birtsell Township Country School each morning with his brothers.  He had many stories of growing up on the farm and attending country school.  Eventually,  Bud and a couple young neighbors rented an apartment in Carrington so they could attend high school.  He played football until he broke his leg and graduated from Carrington High School in 1942. 

Bud met the love of his life, Helen McCleery, at a dance in Edmunds, ND and they were married on October 14, 1947.  The newlyweds honeymooned in Seattle and made their first home together in Jamestown, ND where Bud worked at Olson’s Mobile gas station.  He and Helen later moved to Carrington and, along with brother Fritz, they purchased the Highway Standard gas station.  Years later, Bud and Helen started farming in Birtsell Township.  Eventually, they returned to the Schmid Family Homestead.  They loved and raised their daughter Dawn and son Michael on the farm along with many animals.   

Bud truly loved his family with all of his heart. He took pleasure in teaching everyone of the kids to wink, and would request a wink back.  Bud always had time for them; his laugh, hardy greetings, and smile was shared freely with everyone.  His laughter and smile will be deeply missed. 

Bud was very active in the growth and activities of the Barlow community.  He was a member of the community council, elevator board, cemetery association, and community theater.  Bud was a cast member in several productions and was a dedicated director for nine years on the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association.   

He had a love of animals, especially horses.  Bud and Helen were charter members of the Circle Trail Riders and shared the love of horses on those trail rides with so many children. He issued many teamster drivers licenses that are still cherished by many.  Bud and Helen were also long time members of Custers Memorial 7th Cavalry Unit Company C.  Bud even gave Governor Guy a ride down Main Street in Carrington during a 4th of July parade with his mule and buggy team.  In addition, Bud and his son Mike frequently gave sleigh rides to kids in surrounding communities for Santa Days.   

Bud is survived by his son Micheal (Danette) of Carrington, seven grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Mulnik of Cedar Rapids, IA, John Toney of Sallisaw, OK, Patrick (Lindsey OneBear) Schmid, Devils Lake, ND, Lea (Lance) Quam of Wilton, ND, Toni (Jeremy) Hruby of Wilton, ND, Lynzie (Micheal Speldrich) Schmid of Sheyenne, ND and Tyler Schmid of Devils Lake, ND, 20 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild, brother Donald Schmid of Jamestown, ND, and  sister Barbara (Joseph) Fugure of Fargo, ND; two sisters-in-law, Dora Montgomery and Pat McCleery both of Carrington. 

He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, his wife Helen of 47 years, daughter Dawn (Lloyd) Toney, an infant daughter, an infant great granddaughter, and two brothers Fritz and Harold Schmid.   

Bud lived 94 years and we will  cherish his memories for a lifetime.


Visitation:   will be Monday, 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service:  will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Federated Church, UCC/UMC, Carrington.

Burial:  will be at the Barlow Cemetery, Barlow, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Pat, Mike , Danette

    Thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Bud will be missed but will always be in our hearts and just a thought away.

    Kathy Whetham (Schuster)

  2. Mike and Danette my heart aches for you💔 I’m sorry to say I won’t be able to be that’s such a special man’s funeral. I’m in Gillette Wyoming until the end of March. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand, as you go through this time in your life❣

  3. Condolences and prayers to the family. The world may have lost a great man but the heavens gained a beautiful angel. I will dearly miss Pappa Bud. So many wonderful and happy memories. I wish I could make it to the funeral but know that I love and miss all the family in North Dakota very very much.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    I remember his “Wink”
    I thought about all the fun Saturday evenings to the wee hours of the morning singing “Love In” as your dad and my dad, Dick, would call them
    The times of moving the cows from the pastures
    The beautiful horse Dakota “Doc” with 4 white socks that our dads owned together
    The drive to the farm along the section line riding in the back of the pickup trying to grab leaves off the cottonwood trees
    How your dad and my sister Nadine were connected -I think she was his favorite of our family
    Wonderful memories of a better time – may the memories get you through this sad time
    Deepest Sympathy

  5. Mike and Danette, and families, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Your Dad will live in your heart and memories forever. Cherish them now as you did him in life. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Roger and Linda

  6. Mike and Danette and families. Our deepest sympathy for you all. Prayers for you all.


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