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.