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Howard Stanley Schmitt

Male 1933 - 2011  (77 years)


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  • Name Howard Stanley Schmitt 
    Born 19 Oct 1933  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-21077 
    Died 15 Sep 2011  [1
    Buried South Union Cemetery, Liberty, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I21077  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Delton H. Schmitt,   b. 1907, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1979, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Beulah Weber,   b. 4 Jun 1909, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1991, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1932  [2
    Family ID F22076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Howard Stanley Schmitt Oct. 19, 1933 - Sept. 15, 2011 On Sept. 15, 2011, beloved pastor, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Howard S. Schmitt, was called home to heaven due to an automobile accident. Born in Waterloo County, Ont., on Oct. 19, 1933, to Delton and Beulah Weber Schmitt, Howard married D. Jean West at Brantford, Ont., on May 20, 1960. Together, they were proud parents of Valerie and husband Gary Jones, Plain City, Ohio, and Jeffrey Schmitt and his partner Michael Petrilli, Cambridge Mass. Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Shantz, Baden, Ont., and Betty Martin, Bayfield, Ont., and sister-in-law Florence West. Beloved uncle to Kerry, Lori, Jason, David, Murray, Dayle and their spouses and children. Preceded in death by brothers-in-law Bill Martin and Jim West. Howard graduated from Toronto Bible College in 1963, and pastored numerous congregations throughout his over 50-year pastoral ministry. These congregations included: Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge, Ont.; Calvary Church, Ayr, Ont.; South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio; Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota Fla.; Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City, Ohio. Following his retirement in 2004, Howard continued to do what he did best, by serving Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty as transitional pastor. Most recently, Howard was the part-time pastor at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty. A service of celebration occurred on Sept. 24 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, with interment at South Union Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to MCC Canada, honouring Pastor Howard. Plain City, Ohio, and Jeffrey Schmitt and his partner Michael Petrilli, Cambridge, Mass. Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Shantz, Baden, Ont., and Betty Martin, Bayfield, Ont., and sister in law Florence West. Beloved uncle to Kerry, Lori, Jason, David, Murray, Dayle and their spouses and children. Preceded in death by brothers-in-law Bill Martin and Jim West. Howard graduated from Toronto Bible College in 1963, and pastored numerous congregations throughout his over 50-year pastoral ministry. These congregations included: Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge, Ont.; Calvary Church, Ayr, Ont.; South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio; Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota Fla.; Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City, Ohio. Following his retirement in 2004, Howard continued to do what he did best, by serving Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty as transitional pastor. Most recently, Howard was the part-time pastor at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty. A service of celebration occurred on Sept. 24 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, with interment at South Union Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to MCC Canada, honouring Pastor Howard.


      Canadian Mennonite October 31, 2011 (Volume 15, No. 21) pg 11

  • Sources 
    1. [S1650] Magazine - Canadian Mennonite, "Obituary of Howard Stanley Schmitt,"October 2011, 11.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Delton Howard Schmitt - November 13, 1979 - page 894.

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