Caleb Mitchell Schmidt, 6 days, of Great Falls, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his home due to a heart defect.
His funeral service was held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 10 a.m., with Father Paul McCain officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home handled arrangements. Caleb was born at 12:29 p.m. Sept. 23, 2009, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls to Nellie Margaret Schmidt. "Caleb, your small but beautiful heart was damaged. And yet you touched us with such a blessed reminder of God's tender love. As we held you and looked at you, your countenance beamed peacefully and hopefully. Surely you were a sign of reconciliation, love and hope for our family. By your life, we now understand at a deeper level what it means to appreciate each day, each moment, and take nothing for granted. Our sadness is only overcome by the great blessing of seeing and experiencing the wonderful joy of this revelation from your brief time on earth. Your sweet, beautiful features and your angelic blue eyes gave us a view of heaven. We love you." Survivors include his mother, Nellie Schmidt of Great Falls; grandparents, Rex and Joanie Schmidt of Great Falls; uncle, Jacob Rocky Schmidt; greatgrandparents, Alvin and Eleanor of Great Falls and Archie and Kathleen Kaluza of Great Falls; and numerous great aunts, great uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great uncle, Rocky Kaluza. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www. Schniderfuneralhome.com.