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William (Denny) Schmitt

Born: Mon., Nov. 19, 1934
Died: Thu., Mar. 5, 2020


Visitation

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 08, 2020
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 09, 2020
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church


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  William D. (Denny) Schmitt, 85 of North Liberty, passed away in his home on Thursday, March 5th, with his loving family by his side.

 Denny was born on November 19, 1934 in (Gallatin County) Ridgeway, IL, on the farm, to the late William and Elizabeth (Abell) Schmitt.

 On July 11, 1987 in South Bend he married Edith M. Fullmer.  Edith survives along with his children Marc (Deborah) Schmitt, Joseph (Sherri) Schmitt, Andrew (Jayaye) Schmitt all of Mishawaka, John M. (Harmony) Schmitt of Lakeville and step-children Dianna (Robert) Payne of North Liberty, John Ganger, Jr. of Liberal, MO, Ronald (Vickie) Ganger, Donald (Teresa) Ganger both of Walkerton and Jeffrey (Jessica) Ganger of Milwaukee, WI. along with fifteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.  Also, Denny is survived by his sisters, Margaret A. (Hollis) Denning of Milstadt, IL, Elizabeth J. (Don) Ande of Evansville, IN and brother, John E. Schmitt of Hebron, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary T. Tyo.

 Denny proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict at Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey as a part of the Combat Search and Rescue Unit, 1954 to 1958. After serving in the military, coming from Gary, IN he was a Labor Foreman at Casteel Construction in South Bend, until retirement.  Denny was a fifty-year member of the Laborers Local Union 645. He was a lifetime member of the North Liberty VFW Post 1954 and the North Liberty Post American Legion Post 365.

 Denny loved driving tractors, enjoyed cowboy movies and western music and being with his loving family.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Denny’s honor to the Hospice of St. Joseph County, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

 Visitation will be on Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend. The Rosary will be said at 2:00 P.M. at the start of visitation.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 9th, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 56405 Mayflower Road, South Bend, with Fr. Glenn Kohrman, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend. Military Honors will take place at the gravesite by Post 365 and Post 1954.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Schmitt family.

 Condolences may be expressed at: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Al Mroczkiewicz,Jr.
   Posted Mon March 09, 2020
Edie Marie, I'm sorry to hear about Denny. Unfortunately, am out of town for the funeral, but my brother who also worked on jobsites with Denny let me know about it. We both agreed that one of the things that anybody that worked around him would say about Denny was that he always treated everybody around him with dignity and respect. Not everyone in construction could be described that way as we both know. He was a good man and know that he is being rewarded for it now. Take care of yourself.

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