Obituary Record

Cornelius H. Schmit
Died on 11/2/2018

Published in the Pilot-Tribune November 6, 2018


Cornelius H. Schmit, 86 years, of Fremont died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Wisner Care Center, in Wisner. He was born Nov. 21, 1931, in McLean to Cornelius J. and Gertrude (Billerbeck) Schmit.

Corrnelius was raised in the Randolph area and he farmed there. He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean War, from Feb. 25, 1953, to Dec. 22, 1954. He returned to farming after his military service.

Cornelius married Lucille Aschoff on Aug. 27, 1957, in Randolph. In 1984, the couple moved to Arlington and he worked at Rhea Cattle Company. They moved to Fremont in 1992.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont, Knights of Columbus Council #1497, and VFW Post #8332, both of Arlington.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille of 61 years; sons, Richard (Sara) Schmit of Fremont, Stephen (Susan) Schmit of North Platte, and Mark (Robyn) Schmit of Eureka, Mo.; daughters, Mary Jo (Charlie) Ware of Lawrenceville, Ga., Vonda (John) Walker of O’Fallon, Ill., and Joni (Shawn) Mattingly of Bennington; son-in-law, John Davin of Wildwood, Mo.; brothers, Henry (Carolyn) Schmit of Osmond, Father Roger Schmit of Conception, Mo., Jerome “Jerry” (Pat) Schmit of Norfolk, and Norbert (Pat) Schmit of Grove City, Pa.; sisters, Ann McHugh of Royal, Iowa, Lucille Knievel of Norfolk, and Rita Aschoff of Osmond; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle Davin; brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Shirley Schmit and sisters, Sister Barbara Schmit and Sister Lucretia Schmit.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont, the Reverend Fathers, Walter Nolte, Roger Schmit and Stan Schmit will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Archbishop Bergan Catholic School.

~~~ Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 11/6/2018