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Gene N. Schmitz

March 11, 1932 — July 27, 2019

Gene N. Schmitz, age 87 of Lewisville, died on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Living Community in Mankato, Minnesota.

Memorial visitation will be held at Zaharia Family Funeral Home on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 5-7pm. Private family burial will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery at a later date.

Gene was born on March 11, 1932 in Jackson, to John and Eva (Brustkern) Schmitz. He was united in marriage on February 9, 1952 to Darlene McColley in the Pastor's Parlor in Jackson. The couple lived in Butterfield for five years before moving to Lewisville in 1957. Gene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lewisville, MN. He enjoyed fishing and time outdoors. In his later years, he loved watching birds and nature.

Gene is survived by two daughters, Deb (Craig) Lehmann, St. James, MN, Midge (Doug) Sieg, Truman; son, Gene "Butch” Schmitz, Jr., St. James, MN; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; and daughter in law, Becky Schmitz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Darlene, son, Bob Schmitz, one brother, 4 sisters, one granddaughter, Kimberly Sieg, and one great-granddaughter, Emilie Hissam.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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