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Floyd Schmierbach

Floyd Schmierbach

Floyd Schmierbach, age 93, of New Athens, IL, born March 2, 1920 in Smithton, IL, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at his residence. He was the manager of the Lenzburg Grain Elevator in Lenzburg, IL and then worked at the Lenzburg Farmer’s Co-Op in New Athens, IL. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. Floyd also loved playing cards with family and friends but especially loved playing euchre and participating in euchre tournaments.

Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Delores “Dolly” (Rieso) Schmierbach, whom he married on September 11, 1943 in Smithton, IL and who died on January 22, 2007, his parents; Joseph and Johanna (Hausmann) Schmierbach; stepmother Esther (Metzger) Schmierbach, 2 brothers, Charles Schmierbach and also Erwin Schmierbach who died in infancy; a great grandson, John Kammermeyer; a son-in-law, Robert Hopfinger and a grandson-in-law, Robert Helfrich.

Surviving Floyd are his children; Sandra (Steve) Cummins of New Athens, IL, Judith Hopfinger of New Athens, IL, Jeanne Trotter of Columbia, IL and Rick (Sherry) Schmierbach of New Athens, IL, 1 brother Oliver Schmierbach of Arizona; 6 grandchildren; Dawn (Kevin Kammermeyer) Cummins, Brad (Lori) Cummins, Aaron (Erin) Hopfinger, Tonia (Ron Wolff, Jr.) Helfrich, Julia Cockrell and Josh Cockrell, 12 great grandchildren; Kristian Kammermeyer, Logan Cummins, Jacob Cummins, Clayton Hopfinger, Leah Hopfinger, Codey (Shea Powers) Shaffer, Kyle (fiancé Deidra Behnen) Shaffer, Samantha Cockrell, Madison Cockrell, Jaime (Brent) Sieber, Jenny (Ryan Pipher) Willliams and Jessica (Steve) Holt. Floyd is also survived by his very dear friend and companion, Bernice Thompson and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or to St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. and at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I remember Floyd as a kind and gentle man who always greeted his children’s friends with a smile on his face. I’m praying for comfort for his children and grandchildren. And, I pray that all the fond memories that they have carry them in the days to come.

    Posted by: Celeste (Strassman) Bowman – Boonville, MO – Friend Dec 21, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Floyd was a great friend and mentor in growing up around him with his son and daughters. Hunting trapping and just hanging out telling stories and laughing to no end. I can remember one particular story when Floyd and Rick were going to dress some turtles they had caught and Rick said dad I will go in and get the knifes and be right back.

    Posted by: Robert Kearns – New Athens, IL – family friend Dec 21, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy-thinking of you all.

    Posted by: Al and Susie Schulz – Jackson, MO – Friend Dec 21, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss

    Posted by: Sharon Bergkoetter – Mesa, AZ – niece Dec 21, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    I remember your father well and didn’t realize he was 92. What a long and wonderful life he has had. Judy you and your family have my deepest sympathy. No matter how old they are it is hard to let go.

    Posted by: Kathy Hill – Carlyle, IL – School Friend Dec 22, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Murali and Heather Sundar – Edwardsville, IL – Sisterinlaw to Susie Middendorf Dec 23, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    My sympathy to entire Schmierbach family. I was lucky enough to grow up on the same block with many amazing people like the Schmierbach’s, Hein’s, and Keil’s; and Floyd was one of the people that made growing up there something I’ll never forget! My thoughts will be with all of you during the very difficult days ahead.

    Love, Jeanne(2)

    Posted by: Jeanne (Hacker) Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – neighbor Dec 23, 2013

  8. Administrator says:

    Sandy-Judy-Jeanne-Rick & Families

    Sending our sincere thoughts & prayers to you all – Bernice too- in the loss

    Of a loving Father & friend & Grandfather. We remember him as a friendly

    Man with a great smile on his face! Sorry we aren’t there to personally

    Express out thoughts & sympathy to you all – we are out of state spending

    Christmas with our daughters & hubby & granddaughters – but know we

    are thinking of you all & you are all in our prayers.

    Posted by: Ralph & Vicki Wildy – Smithton, IL Dec 23, 2013

  9. Administrator says:

    To Floyd’s family, I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Floyd was always in a good mood and would make my trips to the CO-Op a fun experience. He was a good Man. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, Mark Forcade

    Posted by: Mark Forcade – Smithton, IL – Friend Dec 24, 2013

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