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Schmittgens, Leo William, of St. Louis, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Sat. Oct. 1, 2016.

Beloved husband for 66 years of Mary Carol Schmittgens (nee Ryan); dear son of the late Joseph G. and Helen (nee Drees) Schmittgens;  loving father of Greg (Judy), Steve (Penny) Kurt (Carolyn), Carol (Dave) Wolfslau, Leo, Jr. (Lisa), Derek (Joanne) and Jeff “MIA” Schmittgens; cherished grandfather of Jason, Kris (Kim), Sasha, Jenna, Paula (Ryan), Nathan (Shana), Stephanie (Carl),  Allison (Chip), Matthew (Katy), Justin, Tara, Craig, Kyle, Ryan, Rebecca,  Michael (Shelley), Colin, William  Patrick (Jessica), Valerie, Jessika (Brad) and Derek, Jr. and great-grandfather of 21; dear brother of the late Joseph (Joyce-survives), the late Helen (the late Harold) Richter, the late Jack (the late Dodee), Mary Agnes (the late Jack) Pudlowski, Gene (Mary Beth), Annette (Ron) Wucher, Catherine (the late Jule) Elz, Joanne (the late Roy) Schlenk and Claudine (Dave) Wucher; our loving Godfather, uncle, great-uncle, TDL friend and Marine to many; served  honorably and proudly for his  Country, in the final battle of  the Pacific on Okinawa in WWII with the 1st Marine Division.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Thursday, October 6, 9:15 a.m. to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Memorials to the Children’s Congenital Heart Foundation of Missouri or the 1st Marine Division Assoc. Scholarship Fund, appreciated. Visitation Wed.,  4-8 p.m.