John J. Schmitz | Obituary – Republic-Times

John J. Schmitz, 45, of Waterloo, died April 30, 2024, in St. Louis. He was born on September 29, 1978 in Red Bud.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Schmitz (nee Matzenbacher); children Rebecca (Al) Luebbers, Brittany Marquart and Dakota Schmitz; grandchildren Logan, Kane, Kaydence, James, Carter, Owen and Jaxon Keck; parents Dennis J. Schmitz and Brenda M. Schmitz (née Kern); sister Jessica (Kevin) Eschmann; niece and goddaughter Ali Eschmann; together with great aunts and uncles and cousins.

John enjoyed spending his spare time fishing and listening to country music. He was a proud Buffalo Bill fan and part of the Bills Mafia. He enjoyed cooking for the family. He will be missed by all who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence J. Schmitz and Pearl A. Schmitz, maternal grandparents Leo V. Kern and Erna M. Kern and uncles Jimmy L. Kern and William W. Schmitz.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to the donor’s choice.

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