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LeRoy Schmitz

September 26, 1946 — April 17, 2024

Freeport, Minnesota

LeRoy Schmitz

LeRoy H. Schmitz, age 77 of Freeport, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, Minnesota.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in St. Francis.

LeRoy Herman Schmitz was born September 26, 1946 in Melrose, Minnesota to Robert and Mayme (Tschida) Schmitz. He farmed all his life on the family farm in Krain Township. LeRoy was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. He truly loved farming, his pigs and his dogs, and taking trips to Upsala. To his friends, LeRoy was affectionately called “The Road Packer.” LeRoy had a gift to gab and enjoyed driving his 4-wheeler around the farm and down to the lake. He loved going to auctions, touring machinery lots where he’d admire the tractors, and enjoyed an ice-cold Pepsi Cola under his shade tree.

Survivors include his sister and brother, Irene “Reno” Schmitz and Isidore (Beverly) Schmitz both of Freeport; nephews and niece, Robin (Carrie) Schmitz of Freeport, Andrew (Tanya) Schmitz of Clear Lake, and Kelly (Jeron) Wiechman of Freeport; great-nieces, Alice and Cate Schmitz; and great-nephew, Everett Wiechman.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mayme Schmitz; and brothers, John Schmitz on October 5, 2012 and Gilbert Schmitz on March 18, 2021.


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Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm

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418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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