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James E. Schmitt

January 4, 1942 June 11, 2021
James E. Schmitt
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Obituary for James E. Schmitt

Kickapoo – James E. Schmitt, 79, of Kickapoo, passed away at 5:15 pm Friday, June 11 at Lacon Rehab & Nursing (formerly St. Joseph’s Home), where he had resided the past three & a half years.

Jim was born January 4, 1942 in Peoria to Edward “Ernie” and Betty (Binegar) Schmitt. He married Violet Ann Schaub January 28, 1967 in Kickapoo. She preceeded him in death March 5, 2017. Jim was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Charlton.

Surviving are children Anne Marie (Darin) Hinderman of Peoria, Steve (Annie) Schmitt and Jason Schmitt, both of Brimfield; and five grandchildren.
Also surviving are brother, Tom Schmitt, of Chillicothe, and sisters Marilyn Diviney of Washington and Mary Jo Wilcox of Canton.

Jim was a operator for IUOE Local 649 for 46 years, retiring in 2007.
He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo and a member of the Kickapoo Sportman’s Club.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Kickapoo with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kickapoo with an additional visitation being held 30 minutes prior to mass. Father James Pankiewicz and Father Joe Dondanville will officiate and burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kickapoo.

Memorials in James’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

15

Jun

5:00 PM 6/15/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/15/2021 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Parish Hall

9910 W. Knox Street Kickapoo
Kickapoo, IL 61528

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM

St. Mary's Parish Hall
9910 W. Knox Street Kickapoo Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jun

9:30 AM 6/16/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick Cemetery-Kickapoo Final Resting Place

1
Kickapoo, IL 61528

1 Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mary Kickapoo

9910 West Knox Street
Edwards, IL 61528
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