David Jozef Schmitz

David Jozef Schmitz, age 89 of Carlyle, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Mr. Schmitz was born on April 24, 1927, in Altamont, Illinois, a son of Clarence B. and Johanna M. (Cable) Schmitz. He married Susanne Dorothy LaPlume and she preceded him in death on March 8, 2009.

David is survived by 2 sisters – Mary Margaret Nieman of Kendall Park, NJ and Joan Butler of Wheeling, IL; and a brother – Donald Schmitz and wife Marsha of San Jose, CA. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a toddler brother, Buddy Schmitz.

David managed convenience stores in Tucson, Arizona for many years. He and his wife moved back to Carlyle in 1992, but still enjoyed spending time in Arizona. David was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, and he enjoyed fishing.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. Paul Kala, celebrant. Inurnment will follow at St. Clair Cemetery in Altamont.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Schmitz are suggested to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and will be accepted at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.zierenfuneralhome.com.