EAST PRAIRIE - Thomas E. Schmitt, 69, formerly of Osceola, Ind., died at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 19, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 31, 1935, in Gary, Ind., son of the late Tom B. and Barbara Millenberger Schmitt, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and lived in East Prairie for the past 12 years.
Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Schmitt of Union, Mich., and Steven Schmitt of Edwardsburg, Mich.; four daughters, Kerri Schmitt and Brenda Schmitt of Elkhart, Ind., Rose Sorenson of Peru, Ind., and Linda Timberman of Tennessee; five stepsons, Woodrow Funderburk of East Prairie, Leo Funderburk and James McMillan of Edwardsburg, Billy Joe McMillan of Cassopolis, Mich., and John McMillan of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Brenda Funderburk of East Prairie and Dianna Shinn of Oklahoma City; one brother, Jack Schmitt of Sherrillville, Ind.; one sister, Barbara Hunt of Coleman, Ala.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Friday until service time at 1 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. The Rev. Richard Farquhar will officiate.
Burial will follow later in the Chapel Hill Cemetery at Osceola.