Obituary for Martin Paul Schmitt


Obituary for Martin Paul Schmitt

Martin Paul Schmitt, 63, of St. Wendel, IN, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown Campus after battling leukemia for eleven years.

Martin was born July 17, 1955 to the late Albert O. and Olivia (Luigs) Schmitt. He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. He loved helping others whether it was gardening for the family, farming for good friends, coaching and watching ballgames, grilling out to hang out or making breakfast for his grandkids and driving them around. Martin was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and the St. Wendel Athletic Club. He retired from Bristol Myers after 35 years of service.

Surviving Martin are his wife, Jane Schmitt, who stood by his side for 43 years. His loved ones include, sons, Keith (Cassie) Schmitt, Kelly (Drew) Schmitt and Kent (LaShea) Schmitt; a daughter, Keri (Kody) Bryant; grandchildren, Lauren, Olivia, Bryce, Carter, Kaylee, Sadie, Troy, Aiden, Noel and another, soon to be, granddaughter; brother, Albert C. Schmitt and sisters, Sr. Laura Marie Schmitt, O.S.B and Delores Schmitt.

In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Becky Schmitt and by an infant sister.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at Pierre Funeral Home and from 9:00 AM until service time on Saturday at St. Wendel Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendel Catholic Church, 10542 W. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720, St. Wendel Athletic Club, 12721 St. Wendel Road, Evansville, IN 47720 or to the North Posey Relay for Life, 318 Main Street, Suite 206, Evansville, IN 47708.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff in the Neuro ICU at Deaconess Midtown and to the entire staff of Oncology Hematology Associates.

Condolences may be made online at

Cemetery Details

St. Wendel Church Cemetery

10542 W. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Evansville, IN,