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Monday, October 28th, 2013
Joseph L. Schmitmeyer, 58, state Route 242, Versailles, died at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 24, 1955, in Coldwater, to Ernest and Alma (Dirksen) Schmitmeyer. His mother survives in Cranberry Prairie.
On Feb. 17, 1979, he married Linda Siefring at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville. She survives.
Also surviving are her children: Aaron (Sara) Schmitmeyer, Russia; Matt (Liz) Schmitmeyer, Versailles, Ben (Mallory) Schmitmeyer, Versailles, Ryan (Krista) Schmitmeyer, Versailles, and Andrea Schmitmeyer, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, John (Marlene) Schmitmeyer, Versailles, Pat (Cathy) Schmitmeyer, Montezuma, Bob (MaryLou) Schmitmeyer, Cranberry Prairie, Marilyn (Ron) Poeppelman, Fort Loramie, Ann (Paul) Barhorst, Anna; Lois (Dave) Schwieterman, Montezuma, Jean (John) Homan, New Bremen, Linda (Kevin) Muhlenkamp, Trinity, Ind., and Steve (Karen) Schmitmeyer, Cranberry Prairie; his mother-in-law, Romilda Siefring, St. Henry; in-laws, Delores (Robert) Lenartz, Vandalia, Mary Jean (Paul) Meyer, Versailles, Art (Eileen) Siefring, Burkettsville, Eileen (Larry) Dues, St. Henry, Janice (Denny) Rindler, St. Henry, and Deb (Roger) Homan, Montezuma.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Cyril Siefring; a sister, Lucy; and a brother-in-law, Richard Siefring.
He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, and the Knights of Columbus, Versailles. He was a lifelong farmer.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Catholic Church, the Rev. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will be in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 2-8 Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia.
Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice and Darke County Right To Life.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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