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John W. Schmidt

May 27, 1929 March 1, 2019
John W. Schmidt
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Obituary for John W. Schmidt

John W. Schmidt, age 89, a longtime resident of Grand Haven in Romeoville, formerly of Wood Dale and Leyden Township, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice.

He was born the 27th of May, 1929 in Chicago, IL.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Shirley V. Schmidt (nee Niemi); loving children Ronald W. (Sandra) Schmidt, Lori (the late Joe) Congiusti, and Kenneth J. (Raelisa) Schmidt; treasured grandchildren Matthew and Kayla Schmidt and Marissa and Mandi Schmidt; dear brother Leonard Schmidt; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews; special friend Issy.

He is preceded in death by his parents June and Ernest Schmidt; sister Rose (Steve) Stevkov.

John graduated from Lake View High School in Chicago. He went on to join the United States Army and served our country as a member of the Engineer Corps. During his time in the military, he spent time in France, Germany, and England.

He was a proud member of the Freemasons and was a three time Past Master of Leyden-Laurel Lodge in Franklin Park.

John was the owner and operator of Radoll Cartage for over 30 years, and upon his retirement, he enjoyed travelling with his wife Shirley. He was an avid fisherman and was a sport enthusiast for all Chicago teams.

John was loved by everyone and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 3:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 15219 S Joliet Rd. Plainfield, IL 60544 (Corners of Rts 30 & 59).

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Inurnment will take place on a future date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to John’s memory in lieu of flowers, donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice at 250 Water Stone Circle Joliet, IL 60431 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children at 2211 N Oak Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60707 would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (815)436-9221.

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3:00 PM 3/5/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States





11:00 AM 3/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Final Resting Place

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

20953 W Hoff Rd Elwood 60421 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospitals for Children

2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

Joliet Area Community Hospice

250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431

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