James "Jim" D. Schmitz
August 31, 1946 - July 18, 2020
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 7/21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
1916 Meharry Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Wednesday 7/22, 10:30 am

James D. “Jim” Schmitz died peacefully at his home in Lafayette on July 18, 2020.  He was 73. Jim was born on August 31, 1946, in Marysville, Kansas, to the late John “Jack” and Rosemary Roswarski Schmitz.  After the family relocated to Lafayette during Jim’s youth, he attended Central Catholic High School (graduating in the…

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Ethel Urbina left a message on July 24, 2020:
"Death does not separate us from those we love. Actually, they are united with us now more than ever before. No more do they know the restrains of the human condition. Now they are able to love us with a deeper love, a fuller love, a love that is enriched by God's own love. No, death does not separate us from those we love. It deepens our union with God and with each other." My deepest sympathy in this hard moments.
Katrina Mijatovich left a message on July 24, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved reading his daily text, always so positive, and loved our Lord. Bless you and your family.
Màrgaret Schmitz Compton left a message on July 22, 2020:
I will so much miss his post on face book especially his arguments with his red snow blowers. I so sorry for your loss God bless all of his fàmily
Mary & Bob Becker left a message on July 22, 2020:
To a good man and friend, we'll miss you. Sorry we can't be with your family today to say goodbye. Mary and Bob Becker
Ted Weidner left a message on July 21, 2020:
My condolences to the family of Big Jim. I worked with Jim most of my 30+ years in ADPC. He was always good for a Navy story that brought laughter to those listening. Jim had a heart as big as he was & was always willing to help anyway he could. Although candy making at Christmas wasn't one of his strong suits back in the early days, we 5 guys had a great time! So rest assured big guy, you will be missed by all those who's lives you have touched.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mike and Margie Kearney left a message on July 21, 2020:
Jim was a good man and the whole Schmitz family have always been special friends to us. RIP
Tina Davis left a message on July 21, 2020:
We are very sorry for your loss. Jim's posts about his sparing with his defiant snowblowers were hilarious. He will truly be missed.
Connie & Jack Bogan left a message on July 21, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. I still remember seeing the brothers at The Downtowner on Sunday after Mass. Always had a smile on his face. RIP
Tom Bresnahan left a message on July 20, 2020:
Knew ALL the Schmitz since they moved to Lafayette, had may'a good times with them. Sorry for your loss
Dominic J Schmitz left a message on July 20, 2020:
Jim, know that I will miss you and your quick wit. Your family lost their dad, a grandfather and for us a cousin. I will pray for them and you as I do every night. In the last few years I like others were drawn to your story telling and thoughts for the day. The snowblower stories made us all crack up. I believe HEAVEN gained a great person and you are reunited with family. Go rest high on the mountain, your work on earth is done.
Joe Foster left a message on July 20, 2020:
RIP
Kathy Rainwater left a message on July 20, 2020:
Jim was one of my first friends when I started working at Purdue. I always loved his humor and wit. He will be missed by all who came to know him. My condolences to the family (who he always talked about!).
Rosemary Staley left a message on July 20, 2020:
Enjoy being reunited with your family in heaven. I will miss your stories about the snowblower.
Jerry A Dexter left a message on July 20, 2020:
Jim will be greatly missed. I drove with Jim at Lewis Motors & he was fun to work with. Prayers for the family.
Jerry A Dexter left a message on July 20, 2020:
Jim will be greatly missed. I drove with Jim at Lewis Motors & he was fun to work with. Prayers for the family.
Steve Snyder left a message on July 20, 2020:
Well, Jim, seems like you couldn't do without John for very long. You prepared yourself well and I'm sure there was a huge celabration when you made it to heaven. I, myself , am sorry you had to leave us so soon. My condolences to your family and all your friends.
Steve Snyder left a message on July 20, 2020:
Well, Jim, seems like you couldn't do without John for very long. You prepared yourself well and I'm sure there was a huge celabration when you made it to heaven. I, myself , am sorry you had to leave us so soon. My condolences to your family and all your friends.
Joe Bentley left a message on July 20, 2020:
Rest in peace and fly high!
América Pérez left a message on July 20, 2020:
In memory of James "Jim" D. Schmitz, América Pérez lit a candle
Adolfo Luis Jr left a message on July 19, 2020:
In memory of James "Jim" D. Schmitz, Adolfo Luis Jr lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rose Stingley left a message on July 19, 2020:
Deepest condolences to Jim's children, grandchildren, brother Doug, and sister Sue. Never easy to lose a father, grandfather, or a sibling. Prayers for all
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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