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Quernheim Funeral Home
Tuesday February 15th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wednesday February 16th, 2022
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St. Patrick Church
Wednesday February 16th, 2022

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William W. Schmitz

William  W. Schmitz, 67, of Waterloo, IL, died February 12, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. He was born December 13, 1954, in Red Bud, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Janet Schmitz nee Kelley; children Jared (Sara) Schmitz, Justin (Julie) Schmitz, Joshua (Jenni) Schmitz; grandchildren Brennan, Lyric, Morgan, Cole, Elliot, and Blayke; sister and brothers Sharon (George) Hoerr, Dennis (Brenda) Schmitz, Robert (Linda) Schmitz, and David (Tamara) Schmitz; brothers-in-law Dan Kelley (Shirley Muskopf), Rich (Celeste) Kelley, and Jerry (Marie) Kelley; sisters-in-law Eva (Roger) Schaefer, Kathy (Eric) Bingham, Teresa Polacek, Rose Kettler, Ellen (David) Otten, Laura (Catherine) Kelley, Donna Kelley, and Carol Kelley; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    William is preceded in death by his parents Clarence J. and Pearl A. (nee Wienhoff) Schmitz; father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Rosella Kelley and brothers-in-law Edward Polacek Jr., Robert Kelley, and Paul Kelley.

    He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Tipton, IL and former Union Carpenter Local 662.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Patrick Cemetery Fund
Vitas Hospice
or Jake's Day

    4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    8 AM until 9:30 AM Wednesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
    10 AM Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in Tipton, IL
        Father John Kizhakedan officiating
    Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Tipton,IL

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Janet, so very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family during such a difficult time.

Gail & Mark Yeager Feb 16 2022 9:04 PM

Janet and "the 3Js", we are very saddened by the loss of Bill. He was kindness personified, and we are all better for having known him. We will miss his easy smile and willing laughter. May God's grace comfort and give you strength. All our love...

James, Lisa, Mitch Devine (Kelley) Feb 15 2022 5:18 PM

Janet and family, we are so very sad to hear about Bill. He was always the nicest guy, all the way around. We always enjoyed talking with him. You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Bill.

Bonnie and Stanley Haake Feb 15 2022 4:40 PM

So sorry for your loss Janet. My condolences to you and your family. Bill was a very likeable person.

Nancy Dell Feb 15 2022 11:45 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Janet and all who loved Bill 😢😢 what a great guy! Hugs and prayers to all of you at this difficult time 🙏🙏 Ken and Nancy Schanz

Nancy Schanz Feb 15 2022 9:07 AM

Janet and Bill's entire family my deepest sympathies.

Shelley Goodman Feb 15 2022 12:16 AM

Sympathy to all the family Bill was a great guy

Ron Wild & Janet Posey Feb 14 2022 11:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Schmitz

Tom and Donna Moye Feb 14 2022 4:00 PM

Josh, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts. May you find comfort in the lifetime of memories and in the arms of your family.

Friends at Frontenac Engineering Group & Pitzman's Co. Feb 14 2022 3:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Schmitz

Ron & Mary Kelley and Family Feb 14 2022 2:24 PM

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