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of Annandale, MN

October 21, 1949 – November 10, 2023


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

1:00 p.m.

visitation continuing one hour prior to the service

Zion Ev. Lutheran Church – Annandale, MN

John Sylvester Schmitz, age 74 of Annandale, MN, passed away on November 10, 2023.

John was born the son of Vincent & Cecelia (Schauff) Schmitz on October 21, 1949 in Breckenridge, MN.

On September 12, 1970 John was united in marriage to Sharon (Uecker) at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale by Pastor Herman Bentrup.

John owned and operated J & S Sod Service in Annandale before becoming an over the road truck driver working for various companies.

He enjoyed playing cribbage and other card games and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon; children, Tony Schmitz of Buffalo, Tammy (Tim) Hinz of South Haven and Todd Schmitz of Stillwater; grandchildren, A.J. & Colby Hinz; siblings, Michael (Jean) Schmitz of Cokato, Terry (Georgiann) Schmitz of Dayton, Paul (Aggie) Schmitz of Maple Lake, Charles (Melanie) Schmitz of Howard Lake, Jerome (Jane) Schmitz of Annandale, Francis (Mary) Schmitz of Buffalo, George Schmitz of Chiefland, FL, Mary (Eugene) Amborn of Cokato and Ann (special friend, Cindy Boyd) Schmitz of Chiefland, FL; sisters-in law Gail (Dave) Schwartz of Maple Lake, Sandy (Joe) Couette of Maple Lake and brother-in-law Darrell (Margie) Uecker of New Hope; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carl E. Schmitz; father-in-law and mother-in-law Lester & Leona (Koepke) Uecker.

Visitation for John will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation continuing one hour prior to the service at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN

Officiating will be Rev. Tyler R. LaGrave.

Casket bearers will be Troy Schwartz, Nate Couette, Matt Schwartz, Vinny Schmitz, Jack Uecker, Colby Hinz and Peter Schmitz

Interment will be in the Corinna Township Cemetery in Annandale, MN


3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary/ Francis

    We will miss you . Until we meet again ❤️

  2. Bruce Bjorklund

    To the family ! I,m sorry about your loss!

  3. mark anshus

    Sorry for your loss!


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