Edward M. Schmeling, 88Published 7:48pm Thursday, December 27, 2012
Edward M. Schmeling
Born: Feb. 12, 1924
Died: Dec. 26, 2012
Edward Mitchell Schmeling, 88, of Union, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012,
in Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1924, in Union to Emil and Elsie (Hoffman) Schmeling.
Edward married Vera Maxine O’Dell on Sept. 13, 1947, in Elkhart, Ind.
She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1996. He was also preceded by one son,
Rex Schmeling, and one grandson, Eddie Schmeling.
Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Cass County Conservation Club.
Edward enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He liked to build things, spending time in the little shop out back making everything from picture frames to toys.
Edward will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by: one son and daughter in law, Randy and Kathy Schmeling of Three Rivers; three granddaughters, Anna Schmeling of White Pigeon, Tina Stoltz of Bristol, Ind., and Cindy Richardson of White Pigeon; two grandsons, Michael (Heather) Schmeling of White
Pigeon and Chris Adams of White Pigeon; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene and Jim Southard of Union, Dorothy and Wayne Reber of Elkhart and one brother and sister-in-law, Emil and Lois Schmeling Jr. of Elkhart; and several
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends will gather from 3 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis.
Funeral services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in the funeral home.
Mr. Schmeling will be laid to rest beside his late wife in Plum Grove Cemetery,
Union, in a graveside service Monday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m.
The family prefers memorial contributions to Cass County Conservation Club,
13710 U.S. 12, P.O. Box 428, Union, MI 49130.
Online condolences may be posted at wagnercares.com.