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Harold E. Schmitz

Harold E. Schmitz
1935-2021
Stanberry, MO: Harold E. Schmitz, 85, Stanberry, MO passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021
at a Stanberry, MO nursing home.
He was born on December 25, 1935 in Maryville, Missouri the son of Roy and Emma
(Kohmetscher) Schmitz.
Harold attended the Swinford Country School and then attended school in the Jefferson
school district. He served in the United States Army Engineers from 1957 to 1960, stationed in
German and Fort Sill, OK. He was a member of the Raymond Sager American Legion Post #260.
He worked as a lifelong farmer. He loved his livestock and especially enjoyed raising cattle in
later years. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Stanberry and the Knights of
Columbus Stanberry Council 4388.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Roy Joseph; brother-in-law, Richard
Runde; nephew, Steve Luke and an honorary great granddaughter, Kayli Luke.
Harold is survived by his sister, Betty Runde, Ravenwood, MO; brothers, Larry (Martha)
Schmitz, Conception Junction, MO and Ronald (Marilyn) Schmitz, St. Joseph, MO; niece and
caregiver, Becky (Jim) Luke, Stanberry, MO; honorary grandchildren and great grandchildren,
Curtis (Shelbi) Luke, Jayce and Aiden, Ryan (Kendle) Luke, Kacey and Riley, Darren (Paige) Luke
and Raye, Kirby (Rachael) Luke, Emily and Ethan all of Stanberry, MO, Jaime Luke, Manhattan,
KS; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and
cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18 at St. Peter’s
Catholic Church, Stanberry, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Stanberry, MO.
Burial with Military Rites will follow in St. Columba Cemetery, Conception, MO. The family will
receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the church with Parish Rosary beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Friday. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic Church and/or Pineview Manor in
care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153, Stanberry, MO 64489. Online condolences may
be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com



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