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Glenn J. Schmitz

June 12, 1939 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 82)


Glenn J. Schmitz, 82 died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born June 12, 1939 in Wausau, son of the late John and Elizabeth (Furger) Schmitz.  On August 12, 1961 he married Dorothy Nowaczyk at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  She preceded him in death on June 17, 2011.

Glenn was a 1958 graduate of Newman Catholic High School, served his country in the United States Army and worked as a machinist for 42 years, at Graphic Packaging, the former American Can and James River Corp.  Glenn was a dedicated husband and father and gave a lot of his time and effort to raise his family in the Catholic faith.  He coached little league, senior league, middle school basketball and enjoyed sharing stories of his life adventures with his grandkids.  He also, enjoyed watching his grandkids show at the county fair, participate in sports and other activities.  Glenn enjoyed playing fastpitch softball, hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening and spending time at his cottage with his family.  

Survivors include his children, Cathy (Dominic) Bush, Wausau, Doug Schmitz, Chippewa Falls, Mike (Bonni) Schmitz, Cashton, Debbie (Chris) Sparby, Mosinee and Jason (Sara) Schmitz, Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas and Michael Bush, Malachi and Bennet Schmitz, Merek and Trenton Schmitz; brothers-in-law, Chester (Pam) Nowaczyk and Raymond (Vicki) Nowaczyk, both of Wausau, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Myron Schmitz and sisters, Lou Ann Schmitz and sister-in-law Joan Schmitz.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jeff Oswald, the nurses and staff at Aspirus, ICU, MAP and PCU.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated Noon on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Robert Thorn will preside.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church.

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May 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
229 South 28th Avenue
WI, 54401 US
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Funeral Mass
May 24, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church (Wausau)
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