Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
David S. Schmitt, 62, Fort Recovery, died Feb. 5, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born March 11, 1949, in Celina to Joseph and Beatrice Lauber Schmitt, who are deceased. On June 11, 1988, he married Vivian Thobe, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David R. Schmitt, Fort Recovery; a daughter, Alison Schmitt, Fort Recovery; five sisters, Joann Vormohr, Portland, Ind., Rosemarie (John) Molnar, Cincinnati, Sister Bernadette Schmitt, Cincinnati, Mary Schmitt, Dayton, and Barbara (Richard) Yannelli, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; four brothers, Joseph (Kathy) Schmitt, Cleveland, John (Colleen) Schmitt, Sidney, Edward (Barbara) Schmitt, Fennville, Mich., and Dennis (Gina) Schmitt, Cambridge, Wisc.; a mother-in-law Virginia Thobe, Maria Stein; two sisters-in-law, Cindy (Randy) Grapner, Celina, and Joyce (Pete) Hierholzer, Celina; five brothers-in-law, Terry (Sue) Thobe, Chickasaw, PJ (Carla) Thobe, Maria Stein, Glen (Ann) Thobe, Celina, Gregg (Lisa) Thobe, New Bremen, and Chris (Marilyn) Thobe, Celina.
Deceased are a sister, Virginia Beckert; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Vormohr, Michael Thobe; and father-in-law, Harold "Whitey" Thobe.
He was a 1967 graduate of Campion Jesuit High School, Prairie Duchien, Wisc., and a 1972 graduate of Xavier University, Cincinnati, with a bachelor of science in business administration. He owned and operated Schmitt Fur Farm in Fort Recovery.
He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn Officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Memorials can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County. Condolences may be given at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.