Patrick J. Schmitt, 89, Ireland

Patrick J. Schmitt, 89, of Ireland, passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, in the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

Pat was born in Ireland on April 20, 1930, to Alfred and Elizabeth (Renner) Schmitt. He married Hilda Heeke on April 27, 1954, in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois. She preceded him in death on June 4, 2012.

Pat was a graduate of Ireland High School.

He was a  corporal for the United States Army, serving in Germany.

He was a lifetime dairy farmer and after retirement he worked for Superior Ag delivering fertilizer to farms.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, where he served on the cemetery committee, the V.F.W. Post #673, and the Democrat Club.

He enjoyed growing pumpkins for the grandchildren, gardening, vacationing to the Ozarks, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are three daughters, Wanda (Gary) Beck, Ireland, Linda (Tony) Hohl, Ireland, and Brenda (Mark) Hochgesang, Jasper; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Stetter, Jasper; and one brother, Mike (Carol) Schmitt, Ireland.

Preceding him in death besides his wife is one brother, Frank Schmitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick J. Schmitt will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military grave site rights.

A visitation will be held from 9until the 11 a.m. service time at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery Fund or to a favorite charity.

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