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Robert Schmitz

Robert W. Schmitz, 80, of Carey, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 11:47 p.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.
He was born in Seneca County on March 10, 1937. He was the son of the late Norbert and Helen (Gosche) Schmitz.
Robert married Diane Hotelling on Oct. 1, 1960, at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey. She survives in Carey.
Also surviving are their two children, Eric J. Schmitz and Stephanie E. Schmitz-Zimmerman and her husband Scot, both of Carey; five grandchildren, Adam, Cody, Nicholas, Olivia and Hannah; one great-granddaughter, Izabel; a sister, Eugenia (Bud) Pieracini, Kalamazoo, Mich.; three brothers, Paul Schmitz, Akron; Earl (Alma) Schmitz, Carey; and Jim (Janet) Schmitz, Risingsun.
He worked for General Electric in Tiffin for 30 years and also farmed the Schmitz family farms for many years.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, skiing and golfing. He even had a bent grass green and chipping range at his home. If you did not see him on the farm, you would find him at the Plank Road Tavern socializing with all who entered. He was a member of the NRA, Tiffin Rifle League, New Reigel Moose Lodge and Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey.
Bob was a true family man. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, Jan. 2,  from 3-7 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Parish-St. Nicholas Chapel, Frenchtown, with the Rev. Tim Kummerer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Frenchtown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or American Cancer Society in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 West Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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1 Comment

  1. ralph vogel on January 3, 2018 at 11:39 am

    please accept my condolences..

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