LeRoy Valentine Schmit
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. – Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville, IA with burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Gilbertville, with Military Rites conducted by Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post #714 of Gilbertville and the Iowa Army National Guard from Johnston, IA. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 12th at the White Funeral Home, Jesup. Visitation will continue for an hour before services Tuesday at the church where a rosary will be recited before the funeral. Memorials will be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bosco Catholic School System and the Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post #714, all in Gilbertville. Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
LeRoy was born June 30, 1940, in Black Hawk County, IA, the son of Lawrence Jacob Schmit and Mildred (Schares) Schmit. He graduated from Don Bosco High School, Gilbertville, with the class of 1958. He served in the US Army and later became a member of Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post #714, Gilbertville. On June 10, 1963, He and Joan Elizabeth Delagardelle were united in marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He farmed and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Joan Schmit of Jesup; two sons, Brian Schmit (Rose Shadlow) of Jesup, Brent (Jenn) Schmit of Raymond; one daughter, Melissa (Ross) Jensen of Johnston, 5 grandchildren, Travis (McKenzie) Schmit, Austin Schmit, Camdyn Schmit, Hailey Jensen, Kendal Jensen; one great grandson, Oliver Schmit; 5 brothers, Cleo (Evie) Schmit, Neil (Patti) Schmit, Duane (Annette) Schmit, Alfred (Lisa) Schmit, Clyde (Brenda) Schmit all of Jesup; two sisters, Audrey (Brad) Huff and Mary Ann Schmit, both of Marion; two sisters in law, Janie Schmit and Cindy Schmit both of Jesup. His parents; two brothers, Ernie and Earl Schmit; one sister and brother in law, Darlene and Jack Weber; and two grandsons, Tyler Jensen and RyLee Schmit-Youngblut, preceded him in death.