Duane Schmitt

  • Born: July 13, 1954
  • Died: October 8, 2018
  • Location: Johnsburg, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, and Brother

Duane Schmitt, 64, of Johnsburg IL passed away suddenly on Monday, October 8th, 2018. Duane was born July 13th, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. He was the second oldest of his 7 siblings.
Duane loved his family most, spending much time together on the family farm. The people who know him best will always remember his endless smile and charismatic laugh. He prided himself on faith, family, community and strong work ethics. He was a devoted employee of 40 years for Vulcan Materials and Payne and Dolan before retiring September 2016.
Duane is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mary; along with three sons Todd (Anna) Schmitt, Adam Schmitt and Kevin Schmitt; dearest grandson Zachery Schmitt. Duane is also survived by his mother Margaret Schmitt; brothers Larry (Ann) Schmitt, Loren (Colleen) Schmitt; sisters Janice (Roy) Piatt, Barb (Rick) Mack and Patti Schmitt; and many loving nieces, nephews and relatives. He was proceeded in death by his father, Stanley Schmitt in 2011 and his sister Mary in 1959.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11th 2018. Funeral Services will be at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg, IL on Friday, October 12th at 11:00 AM. A short viewing will take place at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church at 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM before the funeral mass. Duane will be laid to rest at the St. John's cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic School in support of catholic education for students years to come.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. Our loving God promises to give you the strength and comfort you will need to endure and cope with your pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. Isa 41:10,13

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2019


What a beautiful tribute in pictures, I'm so sorry for your loss...

Posted by Toots Kelley - Genoa city wi, WI - Friend   October 18, 2018

I'm so very sorry....my prayers are with his family...

Posted by Jackie Crosier Romine - LEMOYNE, NE - Classmate   October 16, 2018

Mary and family, with Deepest Sympathy we are thinking of you in your loss. Prayers of Peace.

Posted by Karen and John Dzierzbicki - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   October 13, 2018

Our prayers are with the Schmitt family

Posted by Ken Buchardt - Fox Lake, IL - Family   October 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Duane's passing. He will be missed. Jim and I will hold you and the boys in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Laurie Cwerenz - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   October 12, 2018

Sorry to hear of his passing, may you be blessed by God's peace and mercy. Lee and Melissa Carpenter

Posted by Lee Carpenter - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   October 12, 2018

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Mary, Margie and family.
Pearl and Daniella Schnur

Posted by Pearl Schnur - Johnsburg, IL   October 11, 2018

Prayers and caring thoughts for Mary and her family.
Sincerity and love from Kathie Behm and Steve Salemi.

Posted by Kathie Behm - San Antonio, TX   October 11, 2018

I will miss my wonderful cousin - he always knew how to brighten a day with his warm smile and humor. Love, The FAVORITE Cousin

Posted by Marie Hertel - Liberttyville, IL - Family   October 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Duane! Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!

Posted by Sue Tierno - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   October 10, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Pam & Pat Callahan

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

Dear Mary and family. So sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob & Marilyn Einspar

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Treasure all of the wonderful memories of times spent with him. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Wayne and Patsy Hiller - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   October 09, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Greg P and Janet R

Posted by Greg Padula - Shiloh, IL - Friend   October 09, 2018

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