Joseph Francis Schmitz


Joseph Francis Schmitz, 89, of St. Paul, went to be with the
Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Joe was born
December 19, 1929, the son of Sebastian and Anna
(Sames) Schmitz. Joe was raised on their family farm in
Marystown.  He attended St. Mary's School, Marystown,
Cretin High School and St. Thomas University, St. Paul. Joe
was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate of the
Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul in 1976. He was a
product engineer at Whirlpool.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores, his parents,
Sebastian and Anna.
Joe will be missed by his children, Robert (Mary Ryan), John, Jim (Diane), and Ann
(Jeffrey Herickoff) Schmitz Herickoff; nine grandchildren; siblings, Richard, Anna May
McCallum, and Mary (Jerome) Ince; other family and friends.
Evening Visitation will be Wednesday, January 30 from 4-7 PM with Prayer Service at
6:30 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour
prior at St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, White Bear Ave. at 3rd St., St. Paul.
Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Maplewood.
Memorials preferred to St. Pascal’s Church.

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