EDWARD CHARLES SCHMITT, age 87, of Lombard passed away peacefully on Friday January 22, 2021.
Edward was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Leona (nee Hanley), sons; Thomas & John, parents; Charles and Margaret Schmitt, and sister; Patricia Pilot.
Ed is survived by his children: Edward (Susie) Schmitt of Lombard, Stephen (Kathleen) Schmitt of Chicago, Anne (Bob) Kolatorowicz of Westchester, Kathy (Frank) Miley of St Paul, David Schmitt of Lombard, Daniel (Mamie) Schmitt of Lombard, Mary (Dave) Nelson of Wheaton, William (Patrice) Schmitt of Naperville, Paul (Michele) Schmitt of Lombard, Michael (Zina) Schmitt of UK, Margaret (Darren) Aho of Naperville; 27 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Ed was born in Chicago, January 27th 1933 and graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After returning to the US, Ed attended Memphis State before coming back to Illinois. Ed and Leona were married in 1956 in Chicago before moving to Lombard in 1962. Ed worked as an insurance broker for Marsh McLennan in Chicago for over 20 years before branching out on his own to begin Carey Associates, honoring his mother’s family name.
Both Ed and Leona were devoted to Sacred Heart Parish where Ed coached the basketball team for many years and participated in the annual German Fest. Ed enjoyed time with his family, whether he was participating in sports with them or watching from the sidelines.
Ed and Leona cherished their time in Lake Geneva, whether on their boat touring the lakefront or with his children and grandchildren spending endless hours swimming all summer. Ed considered his life to be one built on luck, but we saw it differently – we saw it to be one built on faith, hard work, determination and love for his family. He will be missed.
Private visitation, due to Covid restrictions, will be held for immediate family members only at Brust Funeral Home on Friday morning, January 29th followed by a funeral at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard, IL at 10:00. Edward will be laid to rest at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial to St Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Sacred Heart Church, 114 South Elizabeth Street in Lombard, IL 60148 or Anne & Robert H. Lurie Hospital Brain Tumor Program, 225 E Chicago Ave in Chicago, IL 60611.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-094 for information.
Anne & Robert H. Lurie Hospital-Brain Tumor Program
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611
St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o Sacred Heart Church
114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard IL 60148