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Fred H. Schmitt, Sr.

September 14, 1930 - April 27, 2023

U.S. Veteran
Fred Schmitt Sr

  • Visitation: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Service: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 10:30 am from the Dietrich-Mothershead Chapel officiated by Chaplin Mark McMullin
  • Interment: National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, MO

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Fred Harold Schmitt, Sr. was born in Forest City, AR on September 14, 1930 a son to Francis “Frank” and Ann (nee McCain) Schmitt. He died at his Festus home on April 27, 2023 at the age 92. He is survived by four children: Gene (Nancy) Schmitt, Festus, Fred “Freddie” (Karen) Schmitt, Jr., Bonne Terre, Chris (Pam) Schmitt, Hillsboro and Carrie Schmitt, Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren: Samantha Yount, Michael Schmitt, Scott Schmitt, Bobby Schmitt, Gracie Schmitt, MaKayla (Spencer) Jamerson and Dustin Schmidt; five great grandchildren: Logan Yount, Autumn Yount, Jocelyn Smith, Easton Schmitt, and Malia Jamerson; his former wife Patricia Riehl, Affton, three step daughters: Rhonda (Tom) Alexander, Festus, Patricia (the late Mike) Beaman, Festus and Denise McMullin, Festus and their families and his constant companion his dachshund Elvis. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Katherine (nee Dall) Schmitt; one sister, Mary Massey and one brother, Thomas Schmitt. He is also preceded in death by his wife Betty (nee Bates) Marler-Schmitt and her son Roger Marler. Fred served in the United States Coast Guard, he worked for the Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority and the for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed playing golf and going to casinos. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to: Backstoppers, 10411 Clayton Road, #203, St. Louis, MO 63131.

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