In Memory of
Raymond William
Schmitz

Obituary for Raymond Schmitz

Schmitz, Ray W., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wed., March 15, 2017 at 87 yrs. Beloved husband of the late Ann L. (nee Portell). Loving father of Dennis (Lyn), Dan (Peggy) & Pam (John) Schmitz. Dear grandfather of Scott, Kevin, Brian, Christopher & Meg (Kylee) Schmitz, and Ryan & Danya Michniok. Son of Fred Schmitz & Margaret (nee Anth), and brother of Margaret & Fred Schmitz, all deceased. Ray was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Kirkwood. Grew up in Kirkwood & Webster where his parents owned Fred's Tom Boy Food Shop. At 17 he joined the US Navy, serving 5 yrs aboard the USS LAWE as sonar man and veteran of the Korean War. In 1962, Ray founded Enterprise Label Co which is still a local family owned business today. An avid golfer, he was a loving husband & awesome father & grandfather. A great sense of humor, he was loved by all.
Visitation Sun., March 19, 3-8 pm at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood.
Funeral Mon., March 20, 10 am St. Michael, Shrewsbury. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery