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Desire Schmit Jr.

July 21, 1938July 10, 2020

Desire Schmit Jr. Passed away on Friday July 10, 2020 at the age of 81 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecilia Cosse and Desire Schmit Sr., his sister Betsy Ray, his brother Robert Schmit, and grandson Matthew James Schmit. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Patricia Ryan Schmit, sons, Desire Schmit III, (Brandy) and David Bryan Schmit (Christine), grandchildren Lexis Elizabeth Schmit Herman (Glenn), Allison Marlo and Zoe Jane Schmit, Kilian Bryan and Ryan David Schmit and Maxwell Morovich. Great grandchildren Henry James and Olivia Rayne Herman. Also survived by his sister-in-law Kathleen Ryan Mayorga of Daly City, CA., his 100 year old mother-in-law Lorraine Worley Ryan and numerous relatives, friends and neighbors. Des grew up in “Schmitville” among close aunts, uncles, cousins and friends with whom he forged a lifelong bond. After high school, he joined his family’s construction business. He married Patricia in 1961 during the Vietnam conflict and joined La National Guard 2226th Engineer Company where he served until 1969. He was employed by Mattix Cabinets and retired in 2018 after 29 years. He loved fishing, deer hunting, tending his vegetable garden and keeping in touch with his many cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A visitation will be held at Divine Mercy Church 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway Kenner, LA. 70065 on Saturday August 15, 2020 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. followed by a memorial mass at 11 A.M. Interment will be private.

Strict Covid-19 restrictions will be in place, face masks and distancing will be required. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com


15 August

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

Divine Mercy Church

4337 Sal Lentini Parkway
Kenner, LA 70065


Desire Schmit Jr.

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Charlie Wheeler

August 12, 2020

I was sad to learn of Des passing. He will be missed very much by many of us. My prayers are with you at the difficult time.

Cindy Castillo

July 27, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Desire’s passing away. I can’t imagine the heartache you are all going through.
My family will keep you all in t prayers.
May God Bless you all.

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

July 23, 2020

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to expresses our sincere condolences.

Lorraine Ryan

July 23, 2020

Des was more than a son to me. He was a wonderful, happy companion with me at all times. I will miss him every minute of the day. May you reap your just rewards in Heaven, Des.


Kathy Mayorga

July 23, 2020

My memories of you are many --spanning 58+ years, our lives linked when you married my sister. While I lived away most of those years, our friendship was always strong. The last ten years we spent more time together and we got to know each other even better.
You were always there-always willing to stop anything to drive me somewhere or help me with a project. You were a giver, someone who genuinely loved people and you had an interest in them. Nothing phony about you! I will remember and miss our mornings having coffee and watching the squirrels and birds together in your beautiful back yard. Our 5:30 cocktails (my red drink), the trips to Home Depot where we would have to call to find each other, and the casino visits. So, so many fond thoughts. I am so glad that I had a month together with you this trip, and that I was here for Patricia and Mama.
I still cannot believe you won't be here with us going forward. I am also glad you got to Alaska with Patricia. Wish there were still more earthly experiences for you, but I believe your life was a full and happy one and that you are now at peace with God . You will be loved and remembered by your family and the circle of people that you drew to you throughout your lifetime. One day we will all leave here too, and you can be sure that we will find you again.


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