Jerome Schmit, 92, died at 9:30 p.m. June 4, 2008, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Delphos.
He was born March 4, 1916, in Delphos to Nicholas and Matilda Youngpeter Schmit, who preceded him in death. On June 20, 1946, he married Alice Lindemann, who survives in Delphos. They would have been celebrating their 62nd anniversary.
Mr. Schmit was co-owner, with his brothers, of Schmit's Market for almost 50 years and worked part-time at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where he was a lay minister, served on the parish council and was secretary for the Delphos Community Christmas Project. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Delphos Club. He had been a member of the Delphos Country Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant. He was a volunteer firefighter for 19 years. He was very involved in church and community.
Survivors also include two sons, Dr. James (Susan) Schmit, of Celina, and Dr. Arthur (Mary Ann) Schmit, of Grove City; a daughter, Elaine (Larry) Webb, of Delphos; a sister, Viola Schmidt, of Delphos; two brothers, Alfred Schmit and Robert Schmit, both of Delphos; two sisters-in-law, Mary Wellman and Dorothy Reagan; five grandchildren, Sara (Aaron) Kriegel, Charlie Webb, Scott Webb, Ryan Schmit and Angela Schmit; a great-grandson, Mason Kriegel.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fathers Earl and Art Schmit; two sisters, Mary Ella Schmit and Sister Mary Alfred; a sister-in-law, Patricia Schmit; three brothers-in-law, Eugene Schmidt, Harold Reagan and Gilbert Wellman; and a great-grandson, Christopher John Schmit.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Father George Maramkandom will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services Monday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Parish or the Sisters of Notre Dame.