Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Ralph O. Schmitt, 77, St. Henry, died at 7:35 a.m. Oct. 12, 2011, at his home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1934, in St. Henry to William and Regina Bertke Schmitt. On Nov. 19, 1960, he married Dorothy Niekamp, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Marvin Schmitt, St. Henry, Pat (Karen) Schmitt, Celina, Dale (Sandy) Schmitt, Versailles, Wanda (Tim) Jacobs, St. Henry, Marty (Annette) Schmitt, Fort Recovery, and Mary Jo (Stephen) Bucklew, St. Henry; a sister, Roseann (Edward) Bulcher, Rossburg; two brothers-in-law, Paul Keller, Sharpsburg, and Wilbur Feltz, St. Henry; and 20 grandchildren.
Two sisters, Bredella Keller and Alice Feltz, are deceased.
He retired from Copeland Corp. in Sidney and had been engaged in farming. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Coldwater and was a 1953 graduate of St. Henry High School. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Hemm officiating. Burial will follow at St. Henry Cemetery with military rites conducted by the St. Henry American Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.