- May 15, 1958 - January 22, 2013
- Marissa, Illinois
of Alan's Passing
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Alan was such a kind and wonderful man. I know he will be missed by so many. God bless his loved ones...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Mike and Mary DeLong - Marissa, IL
“Jeana & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Alan was such a wonderful man. We have only great memories of him filled with lots of fun &...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Jim & Shery Hentzel - FL
“So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
3 of 29 | Posted by: Bernie & Veneta Kerkhover - IL
“I have known Alan for 13 years. I worked with him for 2 years at FS. I can honestly say he has been my best professional mentor. I joined FS right...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Brad Lester - Smithton, IL
“I met Alan 5 years ago and had immediate respect for his passion of Agriculture and the people in the industry. We communicated over that time back...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Dave Schwartz - Harlan, IA
“I was very sad to hear about Alan's passing. When I think of Alan I think of math class with Mr. Lewis and high school basketball games. He was...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Suzanna Phelps - Belleville, IL
“Our sympathy and prayers go out to Alan's family .
He was a great guy and I will miss him so much as a friend and co-worker at SFP .
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7 of 29 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Otte - Mt. Pleasant , SC
“Al or "Big Al" is what I called him as a co-worker at SFP. We became close friends early on at work and would talk to each other on a daily basis...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Pound - Bradenton, FL
“My sympathy to each one of you on Alan's passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him at Marissa. He always had the best interest of...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Steve Launius - Nashville, IL
“I only met Alan a few months ago. He is a very kind, compassionate and genuine person. His total belief in God and family is undeniably strong and...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Peter & Suzi Peerbolte - NC
“Jeanne Wacker forwarded this to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss.
11 of 29 | Posted by: Matthew & Brenda Reidy - Grants, NM
“My sympathy and prayers go out to Alan's family. We were in high school together and he was always so kind to everyone. Rest in peace, Alan.
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sheryl Cox Smith - Alexandria, VA
“Jeana and girls, Just so sad...always enjoyed playing cards and talking about Murray and Ky Lake. Just Thursday, when I saw him playing cards,...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Tom and Diane Boschert - IL
“Rodney and your entire family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
14 of 29 | Posted by: Marc Olson - Kamas, UT
“We were fortunate to meet the Schmidt family when we moved to Ilinois in the early 90's. Alan was the calming in any storm. Alan was always friendly...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: The Katt Family - Rochester, WA
“I had the pleasure of working with Alan. He was a great person and a very good friend. I always looked forward to being with him. Not only was he a...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Carlisle - Coppell, TX
“I was blessed to work with Alan at River Ag of Illinois. Alan was a very gracious man and loved his family, I could tell that by his words. I was...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Lea Evans - Metropolis, IL
“Sorry to hear of Alan'spassing. I worked with Alan during the Asgrow/Dekalb days. We had a great time every time I worked with Alan. Especially...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Greg Watters - Staunton, IL
“Rodney and Elmer - I'm so sorry for your loss. Alan was a good man.
19 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Ratay - Boonville, MO
“I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Alan's death. He was a year ahead of me but I knew him pretty well. I never heard a negative thing come out of...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Pamela Sinn-Hargan - Springfield, IL
“Rodney & Elmer - I was so sad to hear of Alan's passing. My deepest sympathy to the entire Schmidt family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
21 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa Peters Emling - DuQuoin, IL
“Alan and I spent many evenings together on the basketball court at MHS. He was a great guy and friend. I don't remember Alan ever having a bad word...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Kenny Bartley - Dongola, IL
My deepest sympathy, perhaps it can help knowing so many share your loss. Our thoughts are with your entire family. Much love being sent your...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Jill Vasquez Mills - Raleigh, NC
“I have only known Alan for a short time and began serving with him on the Southern Illinois Fertilizer board this past year. I looked forward to...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Benner - Mt. Pulaski, IL
“Alan will always be remembered by me as a most polite & hard working student who was liked by hiss classmates. I especially enjoyed playing...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Chuck Trent - CONCORD, IL
“I was shocked and saddened to learn of Alan's passing. I was a co worker of Alan's at Monsanto and we continued to be a part of each other's business...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Randell - Austin, Texas, TX
“I've known Alan for over 30 years and he was always a great friend. We worked together, hunted together and laughed a lot together. It was always so...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Rainey - Coal Valley, IL
“Worked with Alan off and on during his time with Royster-Clark. A fine, intelligent hard working man. Enjoyed working with and being around him.
28 of 29 | Posted by: George Cox - Owensboro, KY
“I shared a lot of laughs with Alan for several years and found him to be quite a caring person-he once called me on my birthday and played his music...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Sams - TX - Colleague
Alan Charles Schmidt, 54, of Marissa, IL; born May 15, 1958 in Mehlville, MO; passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Peoria, IL.
Alan loved agriculture and was involved in it all of his life. He was a farmer and currently a regional manager with Specialized Fertilizer Products (SFP). He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus and Sons of the American Legion and a member of the Southern Illinois Fertilizer Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Shirley, nee Franke, Schmidt.
He is survived by his loving wife Jeana, nee Hentzel, Schmidt whom he married on April 23, 1982 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. He will be sadly missed by his two adoring daughters – Jackie Schmidt (Friend Phil Weaver) of St. Louis, MO; Joanna Schmidt of Marissa, IL. Two brothers – Rodney (Diane) Schmidt of Apex, NC; Elmer (Lynn) Schmidt of Columbia, IL. Father and mother-in-law – Marvin and Dorothy Hentzel of New Athens, IL. 1 brother-in-law – Joel (Angie) Hentzel of McCalla, AL. 2 sisters-in-law – Jan Taake of O'Fallon, IL; Julie (Mike) Crowe of Edwardsville, IL. Uncle Al will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in Alan's name to St. Agatha Parish and will be received at: St. Agatha Catholic Church; 205 South Market Street; New Athens, IL 62264.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (Rosary service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, Knights of Columbus service will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday) and on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.