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James "Jim" Richard Schmitz

James "Jim" Richard Schmitz

The memorial service for James "Jim" Richard Schmitz, age 50, of Deer Creek will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Jim passed away, unexpectedly, on November 12, 2013 at his home in Deer Creek, MN. He was 50 years old.

James Richard Schmitz was born to Frank Joseph and Joyce Irene (Rydbom) Schmitz on August 27, 1963, in Wadena, MN. He graduated from Wadena High School with the class of 1981. Jim served honorably in the United States military and later became a painter for Industrial Finishing Services in Deer Creek, MN. He had a zest for many outdoor activities and especially loved spending time with his dog, Dolly.

Jim is survived by his father Frank of Wadena; brothers Michael of WI and Joel of FL; sisters Ann Ness of Wadena, Pam (Dave) Cooper of Staples, MaryDee (Brad) Kempe of Verndale, Sharyl (Jeff) Rinkel of Wadena and Teresa Schmitz of Brainerd; along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wadena, MN.

Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. (