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Milton Schmierbach

Milton Schmierbach

Milton Peter Schmierbach, 98, of Marissa, IL; born on October 9, 1922 in St. Clair County, IL; passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Schmierbach was a farmer.  He was also a rural route mail carrier.  Mr. Schmierbach was a United States Navy Veteran serving in World War II.  He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ and the Robert F. Arnold American Legion Post 172.  Milton enjoyed gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Arthur and Dora, nee Waeltz, Schmierbach.  Two brothers – Warren Schmierbach and Robert Schmierbach.

He is survived by his wife – Blanche, nee Reuss, Schmierbach.  Three sons – M. Paul (Jeanine) Schmierbach of Strawberry Plains, TN; Merle (Jean) Schmierbach of Marissa, IL; Loren (Lynn) Schmierbach of Sparta, IL.  Eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Funeral:  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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


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  1. Mike, Bianca & Corina Bottiaux says:

    Blanche & Family,

    My family was heartbroken to hear the news of Miltons passing. He always seemed to a smile and a positive compliment every time I was fortunate to see him. Your family were always an active part of our church family, ready when help was needed.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and the Schmierbach family.

  2. Carol Threnn Haury says:

    To Paul, Mother and Families I send deep condolences. His truly was a life well lived.

  3. John Best says:

    Every blessing in every way everyday in Christ Jesus to all who long to see Milton face to face in the fullness of life which never ends. It is a promise from the One who is the truth. It is a promise from the One who is the giver of life – eternal life – who gave this life to Milton. Thank you, Jesus, who loved us and gave Himself for us!

  4. Jen Politsch says:

    Blanche and family – I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering many get togethers at the Werner’s and holiday potlucks at the rec area with the couple’s club group. Milton was so kind and always took time to visit with the children. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jennifer Politsch

  5. Cliff Owens says:

    Blanche and family I am so sorry for the loss of Milton. What a great friend and fellow card club member. So many great memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Jonathan Lehman says:

    Good evening Blanche
    Jennifer, the kids, and I will not be traveling but please understand how deeply saddened we are by your loss. Milton always seemed to be simply quietly going about being a good, kind man. What a wonderful example that alone would be. We wish you all the best moving forward. Be well. We love you.

  7. Laurie Reuss says:

    Aunt Blanche and family, My prayers for you all in your time of grief. May God bless you all.

  8. Don Sebastian says:

    A legacy to be proud of, without ever boasting. A farmer who planted nothing but good seed, with lots of love. Sorely missed and forever safe. Phil. 1:6, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.”

  9. Sharon Young says:

    I am so sorry,he was the sweetest man .God Bless your family

  10. Kent and Florence says:

    Our prayers and sympathy for loss of husband and father 🙏🙏
    Praise that he is rejoicing his new life with Jesus🙌🙌
    Many memories through the years. Our love to all.
    Kent and Florence Hoffman

  11. Bill and Diana Joiner says:

    Loren, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  12. Brad and Peggy Lewis says:

    Brad and I are sending prayers and blessings to the family and to Ms.Blanche and Paul, especially. Peggy Lewis

  13. Jim Forsythe says:

    What great friends we had with your family over the years. I have many fond memories growing up with card club events at our home, the rec area, etc. Milton was a great guy that was always ready to lend a hand. Our prayers are with all of you.

  14. Lucinda Kaesberg says:

    Blanche, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Milton! You have our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you.

    Jeff and Cindy Kaesberg

  15. SHERRI WILDT says:

    Blanche and family – Our deepest sympathy to you. Milton was such a kind and friendly man. We will be remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ken and Sherri Wildt, Florida

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