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Jerry Wayne Schmitt

June 3, 1954 April 8, 2022
Jerry  Wayne Schmitt
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Obituary for Jerry Wayne Schmitt

Peoria- Jerry Wayne Schmitt, age 67, passed away at 8:00 on Friday, April 8, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.

Born June 3, 1954 in Peoria, a son to Ulrich and Lucille Doris (Schmidt) Schmitt. He attended both ICC and Bradley University before obtaining his banking certificate and worked for various banks for 35 years. On October 9, 1982 he married Martha Crusen at St. Bernard and together they cherished 39 years. Jerry was happiest when he was coaching kids’ sports. He was a dedicated ST. Jude Memphis to Peoria Runner. Jerry loved Notre Dame Football, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Bears. He always looked forward to the trips to Door County, Wisconsin with his family, and most importantly he was a beloved husband, father and brother and was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife Martha of Peoria; two sons: Peter and Tim Schmitt both of Peoria; two sisters: Jeanette German of Morton and Janice (Aaron) Miller of East Peoria, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: James and John Schmitt, one sister Joann Schmitt; one brother-in-law Gordon German; in laws Jim (Kay) Crusen; John Crusen and Brother-In Law Gary (Mary Sue) Crusen Vachon.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022 between the hours of 4:00pm to 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church with an additional visitation one hour prior to mass. Father David Richardson will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of OSF Hospice, especially Julia who provided their family with love and support. The family would also like to thank their extended family, friends and neighbors who supported them through the years of this devastating illness. Their support gave them the courage and strength to face the challenges of the disease. Words will never be able to express their heartfelt gratitude for all the kindness and compassion shown to the family over the years.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Jerry’s memory may be made to Sophia’s Kitchen, St. Jude Children Hospital in Memphis or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

11

Apr

4:00 PM 4/11/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/11/2022 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

12

Apr

9:00 AM 4/12/2022 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/12/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

12

Apr

10:00 AM 4/12/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sophia's Kitchen

504 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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