Obituary Record

Aloysius J (Al) Schmit
Died on 10/29/2011


Aloysius J. Schmit, 89

Survived by 30 great-grandchildren

Former Washington County resident Aloysius J. Schmit, 89, of Omaha, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Brookstone Village.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in the St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Omaha.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.

Aloysius Joseph "Al" Schmit was born on Oct. 21, 1922, at Nenzel to John Peter and Gertrude (Schaefer) Schmit. He attended school in Nenzel and graduated from Assumption Academy in Chadron. He was inducted into the United States Navy in 1942, serving during WWll, and was discharged in 1945.

He moved to Omaha, and on June 23, 1945, married Betty Scholtes.

He was an engineer for Allied Mills and later farmed and raised hogs. The couple moved to Murdock in 1964 and later to Fort Calhoun and Blair.

He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ron Bergmann of Gretna, Judy and Erv Poore of Woodbine, Iowa, Jeanne and Gary Hall, of Blair, Joanne and Randy Mueller of Columbus, and Joyce and Mike Smith of Fort Calhoun; son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Schmit, also of Fort Calhoun; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Becky Schmit of Kennard; brother, William Schmit of Nenzel; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Schmit of Cody, and Mary Ann Schmit of O'Neill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1997; sons, Joseph, Jerome, Jerald, James; six brothers; two sisters; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 11/1/2011