John Schmidt

John Schmidt, 59, of Highland, IL, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Highland HealthCare Center, Highland, IL.

John was born January 27, 1957 to Ray and Jean (nee Deckelman) Schmidt in St. Louis, MO.

John was a great family man, excellent husband, dad and friend. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandkids. He liked classic cars and enjoyed working on his ’66 Thunderbird. He washed all the family cars every week and enjoyed yard work. He was a very hard worker and will be missed by everyone.

John is survived by his wife, Joetta (nee Drummond) Schmidt, Highland, IL; children, Melissa (Carlos) Pardo, St. Louis, MO, Leah (Mark) Pisaneschi, Highland, IL, Jessica (Jeremy) Biegler, Troy, IL, Merle (Heather) Barnhart, Washington, NC; sister, Kathy Jackson, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Olivia and Benjamin Pisaneschi, Owen, Lorelai, Evalyn, Emerson, Quentin Biegler, Griffin and Alex Barnhart; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Jean Schmidt.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 12:00 pm at Meridith Funeral Home.

Clergy: Fr. Pat Jakel, Pastor, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.

Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL