David S. Schmitt , 62, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died February 5, 2012 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH.
He was born March 11, 1949, in Celina, OH, to the late Joseph Schmitt and the late Beatrice Lauber . On June 11, 1988, he married Vivian Thobe, who survives.
Also surviving are son - David R. Schmitt of Fort Recovery, OH; daughter - Alison Schmitt of Fort Recovery, OH; 5 sisters - Joann Vormohr of Portland, IN, Rosemarie (John) Molnar of Cincinnati, OH, Sister Bernadette Schmitt of Cincinnati, OH, Mary Schmitt of Dayton, OH, Barbara (Richard) Yannelli of Massapequa Park, NY; 4 brothers - Joseph (Kathy) Schmitt of Cleveland, OH, John (Colleen) Schmitt of Sidney, OH, Edward (Barbara) Schmitt of Fennville, MI, Dennis (Gina) Schmitt of Cambridge, WI; mother-in-law - Virginia Thobe of Maria Stein, OH; 2 sisters-in-law - Cindy (Randy) Grapner of Celina, OH, Joyce (Pete) Hierholzer of Celina, OH; 5 brothers-in-law - Terry (Sue) Thobe of Chickasaw, OH, PJ (Carla) Thobe of Maria Stein, OH, Glen (Ann) Thobe of Celina, OH, Gregg (Lisa) Thobe of New Bremen, OH, Chris (Marilyn) Thobe of Celina, OH;
Also deceased are father-in-law, Harold "Whitey" Thobe; sister, Virginia Beckert; brothers-in-law, Dr. Joseph Vormohr and Michael Thobe.
He was a 1967 graduate of Campion Jesuit High School, Prairie Duchien, WI and a 1972 graduate of Xaxier University, Cincinnati, OH, with a B.S.B.A. degree.
Along with his wife, he owned and operated Schmitt Fur Farm, Fort Recovery, Ohio
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Celina, Ohio and Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Funeral mass is 10:30 am, Thursday at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, Fr. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am-10:00 am Thursday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.