Donald J. Schmit

January 18, 2019

Donald J. Schmit

July 28, 1926-Jan. 15, 2019

Donald J. Schmit, 92, of Fremont, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Pathfinder Place in Fremont.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, with a 7 p.m. rosary service, all at Moser’s in Fremont. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Feel free to wear your Husker attire. Military Honors conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post #854 and American Legion Post #20 at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials are suggested to Archbishop Bergan Schools or Dream Foundation Make A Wish.

Don was born July 28, 1926, in Bellwood, to Peter and Gertrude (Sims) Schmit. Don grew up in Bellwood, and was a 1944 graduate of Marietta High School in Bellwood. Don served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Sept. 19, 1945-Jan. 28, 1947. Don married Norma Sabata on May 31, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City. They moved to Fremont in 1953. He worked at Hormel for 36 years, retiring in 1989.

Don was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Fremont. He enjoyed playing Pitch and coaching little league baseball.

He is survived by sons, Stephen (Linda) Schmit of Beatrice, Terry Schmit of North Platte, and Nolan (Barb) Schmit of Lincoln; daughters, Julie (Dondi) Eckert of Arlington; and Amy Logemann and special friend Tony Miller of Fremont; brother, Orville Schmit of Columbus; sister, Lorene Kallenbach of Bellwood; stepbrothers, Laverne (Norma) Kozisek and Bill Kozisek, all of David City, and Gene Kozisek of Missouri; stepsister, Maxine Bredhal of Columbus; sister-in-law, Rachel Sabata of LaVista; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma; brother, Eugene Schmit; sister, Dorothy Moyer; and brother-in-law, Burdette Sabata.

Online condolences may be left at mosermemorialchapels.com.

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