Justin “Judd” E. Schmitz died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born October 15, 1935 in Bengal Township, MI the son of Peter and Catherine (Feldpausch) Schmitz. Justin was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler. He served in the US Army and is a member of VFW Post 14000. During his working career “Judd” was a tool and die maker and retired from the Demmer Corp. in 1996 with 28 years of service. In July of 1961 he married Sharon Evans and she preceded him death earlier this year in May. He was also predeceased by a son, Joseph, sisters, Agnes Faivor, Frieda Bauer, Stella Kinny, and Eletha Schmitz and brothers, Stanley, Donald and Richard Schmitz. Surviving are three sons, Dennis (Vicki), Gary (Debra) and David (Melissa); ten grandchildren, Jacob, Shannon, Joseph, Alex, Logan, Justin P., Gordon, Theresa, Henry and Zoey; one sister, Eunice (Clare) Pung and three brothers, Hilary (Marcia), Pete (Marsha), and Maurice (Darlene). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler with Rev. Fr. Bill Lugger as Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday, October 26 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2111 University Park Dr., Suite 200, Okemos, MI 48864.
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