Dean Schmidt


Robert Dean Schmidt, 70, died peacefully on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at Bartlesville Rehab Center following a brief illness. 

Dean was born on Sept 15th, 1947, in Powell WY, to Richard and Mildred Schmidt. He graduated from Powell High School in 1966.  He went on to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1970.  It was there he met his wife, Karen (Cox) Schmidt and they were married on June 10th, 1969. 

They moved to Billings, MT for a couple of years to manage his uncle’s restaurant, Sandy’s Drive-in.  They returned to Powell, WY in 1972 and he worked for C.R. Anthony’s, First National Bank, and then became a Farmer’s Insurance agent with his dad until 1992.  He returned to school and received a M. Ed in Psychometry in 1994.  He completed his career as a School Psychologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and then Duncan Public Schools.

Dean was a devoted  father to his two children Amy (Roberts), and Dirk Schmidt. 

Dean was involved with the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce, Administrative Board of United Methodist Church, and the Powell Daycare Association.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Mildred Schmidt.  Dean is survived by his wife, Karen Schmidt, daughter Amy Roberts (Ken), son Dirk Schmidt (Cassie), and three grandchildren, KiAnne and Kooper Roberts, and Samuel Schmidt.  Dean is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Greaham. 

Memorial services will be on July 5, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Powell, Wyoming at 1:00pm.  Condolences may be sent to the family at 6209 Sawgrass Place, Bartlesville, OK, 74006. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Powell, WY, P.O. Box 778 Powell WY 82435.