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Kenneth George Schmidgall

Kenneth George Schmidgall

Kenneth George Schmidgall, 91, died in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Ken was born on September 5, 1925 in Hancock, Minnesota, to John and Elizzie (Metzger) Schmidgall. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1952. In 1953, he married Mary Jo Banwart in West Bend, Iowa, after which they resided in Phoenix, AZ. Mary Jo passed away in 2012. Ken is survived by four children; Doug (Susan), Dorene (Brad) Bahler, Alan (Julie) and Jay; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six sisters Josephine (Don) Esterling, Barbara (Vern) Brown, Morris, Nola (Mel) Schrock, Norm, IL, Norene (Carl) Moser, Morris, Marion Schmidgall, Hancock, and Marilyn (Ed) Lanz, Ellington, CT and one brother Floyd Schmidgall, Morris. Funeral Services were held at the Apostolic Christian Church, Phoenix, AZ, Friday, February 3. Complete obituary online at