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John J. Schmitz

September 29, 1978 — April 30, 2024

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

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 (nee Kern); sister Jessica ( Kevin) Eschmann; niece & God child Ali Eschmann; along with great aunts and uncles and cousins.

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

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

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