John E. Schmitt


August 3, 2022

John E. Schmitt, age 88, of Denver, Colo., sadly passed away surrounded by loved ones at the hospital on June 10, 2022, from an unexpectant illness.

John grew up in Ipswich and was known as 'Big John'.  He was on the undefeated football team and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1951. He was a proud retired Ironworker. He taught new ironworkers his trade and enjoyed that sharing of knowledge. He also was a retired Denver Public School bus driver. John was quick with a joke and loved by all his friends and family. He will be missed by all of us.

He was predeceased by John and Frances Schmitt (his parents), Betty Schmitt (wife), John R Schmitt (son), Adam Schmitt (brother) and they left behind Mary and Terry Mosely, Lori and Rich Jackson, Susan and John Newton, (daughters and their spouses), Robin Schmitt (daughter-in-law), Vance and Haidee Cave (stepson and wife), Brett Cave (stepson), Rita Schmitt (sister-in-law), Diane Smith (ex-wife) and numerous grandkids and great grandkids.

A funeral service was held in his honor at 11:30 a.m. on June 29, 2022, at Horan & McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colo. 80221. You may leave condolences on the tribute wall on the website:

Services at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver, Colo. 80236 were held at 1:15 p.m.  on June 29, 2022.


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