Michael Edward Schmitz, Sr.
Michael Edward Schmitz, Sr. 72, of Springfield died at 2:30 am, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home. He was born June 29, 1945 in Springfield, to Leonard and Helen Nation Schmitz. He married Marcia Neal on May 16, 1981 and she survives.
Also surviving are six children, Marla Hunt of TX, Mindy Plumlee of Boise, ID, Michael Schmitz, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Matthew Schmitz of Edwardsville, Becky Hampton of Springfield and Morgan Schmitz of Tampa, FL; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way; four siblings, Pat Creviston of Springfield, Joe Schmitz of Darien, IL, Toni Rolando of Springfield and Sue Harper of Hamlin, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Ralph and one grandson, Michael Schmitz, III.
Michael was a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower and worked as a control room operator for CWLP.
He loved camping and fishing at Otter Lake.
Gathering: 9:30-11:30 am, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Funeral Mass: 11:30 am, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Reverend Braden Maher officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter Veterans and the US Air Force will conduct military honors.
The family requests casual attire for services.
Memorial contributions may be made to his Grandchildren’s education Fund.
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