The Rev. Matthew Justin Schmidt, 46, Decatur, IL, pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Forsyth, died on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL with Reverend Brock Abbott and Reverend William Abbott officiating. Visitation will be 4 pm to 6:30 pm Wednesday, prior to services at the church. A second visitation will be held 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, November 16, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, IL. Graveside service will be 10 am Friday, November 17, at the Aledo Cemetery.
His brother, the Rev. Scott Schmidt is pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Princeton.