Frederick J. Schmitmeyer, 88, of South Lincoln Street, Minster, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys of natural causes.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Minster to Emma (Thieman) and Henry Schmitmeyer. On Aug. 23, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, he married Alberta (Wellman) Schmitmeyer.
He is survived by three children, Steve and Linda Schmitmeyer of Valencia, Pa., Joyce and Brad Keiser of Houston and Jenny and Stephen Hodge of Tipp City; by eight grandchildren; by a sister; by two sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both parents and 10 siblings.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church in Minster, with the Rev. Mark Hoying officiating.
Donation of the deceased will follow at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton.
Visiting hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Manor Activities Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com .