OBITUARY

Mack Joseph Schmitt Sr.

March 25, 1940June 11, 2018
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Mack Joseph Schmitt Sr., 78, of Swansea, IL. born March 25, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois, was laid to rest surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 11, 2018 in Swansea, IL. Mack married Janet Marie McAdams on July 1, 1961 in East St. Louis, Illinois and together they had five children. Mack and his wife were parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois. He was a member of the Moose Lodge # 1221 where he served as Legionnaire and he was a member of International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local #9. Mack enjoyed all amateur sports and he especially loved attending all sporting events at Althoff Catholic High School. For 17 years, he spent much of his time following his grandson Travis with competitive and college cheerleading. He didn’t miss a game or event. Mack is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Mildred (nee McPherson) Schmitt; brother, Tom Schmitt and son-in-law, Darrell Williams. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Janet; children, Mary (Darrell) Williams, Mark (Mary Ann) Schmitt, John Schmitt, Joice (Andy Hoff) Schmitt, Mack (Anna) Schmitt Jr.; grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Travis Williams, Anna Schmitt, and Hope Schmitt; brothers, William Schmitt and Clement Schmitt; sister, Kathryn Cune; a nephew, many nieces, and cousins. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School. Additional condolences may be offered online at ValhallaGardensandFuneralHome.com Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. 62223. Funeral: Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 8707 W Main St, Belleville, IL 62223. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory. Following interment, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Belleville Moose, 2425 Illinois St., Swansea, IL.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Mack Joseph Schmitt Sr.

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Bret Douglass

June 13, 2018

My favorite memory of Sr was asking me if "If I needed a nipple for that beer"! I love the entire Schmitt family!!! I'm at a loss for words! I first met Mack when I was 8 years old. John played for the black hats, and I played for the blue hats. He was one of the greatest guys You would ever want to meet! God Bless the entire Schmitt family!!! Bret Douglass

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