Dale Schmutz

Dale Schmutz

Tuesday, January 30th, 1934 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Emmett Dale Schmutz, age 85, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his home.

Dale was born on January 30, 1934 in Jefferson City, Mo. the son of Emmett and Vera (Forbis) Schmutz. In 1958, he married Lucille Sigmon in Baltimore, Md., and she preceded him in death. He was later married to Mary Baysinger who also preceded him in death.

A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Dale was a graduate of Jefferson City High School and attended Jefferson City Junior College.

Dale served in the United States Army from 1954 until he was honorably discharged in 1958. He was stationed in Fort Hood, Tx. for the majority of his service and worked as a medic.

He was employed in various positions in the Jefferson City area after his discharge from the United States Army. He worked for the International Shoe Factory, Von Hoffmann Press, and retired in 1993 after over fifteen years as the Warehouse Superintendent for Daniels Construction. He didn’t stay retired for long as he began his career as a Corrections Officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections. He served at the Algoa Correctional Center and later at the Missouri State Penitentiary retiring again in 2004. Dale was fond of this position because he got to work alongside his sons during many of those years with the Department of Corrections.

Dale was a man of faith, holding membership at Central United Church of Christ. He also enjoyed being a member and working bingo at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2693 and was also a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing every day with family and friends. Dale cherished time with his family, especially when it was time spent rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals or watching NASCAR. His favorite place was being outdoors and always looked forward to mushroom hunting and squirrel hunting.

Survivors include: one daughter, Katie Favazza of St. Louis, Mo.; five sons, Bill Schmutz (wife Linda) of Jefferson City, Mo., Bobby Schmutz of Jefferson City, Mo., Kevin Fox of Moberly, Mo., Randy Schmutz (wife Cami) of Russellville, Mo., and Paul Schmutz of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Sylva Odell Hunolt (husband Rick) of Jefferson City, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Steven Brandenburg (wife Melissa), Daniel Schmutz (wife Bridgett), Brian Schmutz (wife Angie), Jessica Schmutz, Tyler Schmutz, Jodi Schmutz, Erin Schmutz, Laura Pfingsten and Nick Favazza; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; and two sisters, Mary Emma Boessen and Ila Fern Priest.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the Freeman Chapel with Reverend Dr. Stephen Buchholz officiating. Graveside service and interment with military honors will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 1:00pm
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
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    Rev. Dr. Stephen Buchholz
  • Interment

    Hawthorn Memorial Gardens
    4205 Horner Road
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Joe and Aileen Bryan

Posted at 09:53am
To the Dale Schmutz family: Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy for Dale's passing. We will never forget his friendliness & big, happy smile. America thanks him for his service in the U. S. Army. May he rest in God's loving arms forever. Dale Schmutz was one of the 'Good Guys".....Semper Fidelis.

Jeff Priest

Posted at 10:03am
Dale was my Godfather and Uncle. The younger brother of my Mother. Dale took some time out of his life to spend quality time with my brother and I while our dad was in Vietnam in the late 60s. He also took me along on his honeymoon after his marriage Mary. He was a very good person with a great sense of humor, he always had a smile for everyone and possessed many other talents. I will always cherish the time I spent with him and will never forget him. May God bless Dale and he rest in peace with the Lord!
Jeff Priest

Dana Huber-Plummer

Posted at 04:34pm
Dear Schmutz/Hunolt Families:

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Schmutz. He was a customer of ours all the way back to the DeBroeck’s years. He always had a smile and my Dad had great respect for him. I know how hard it is to lose the patriarch of your close family. Please know our family is thinking of yours during this difficult time.

Dana Huber-Plummer

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Posted at 03:55pm
May God bless you all with healing and strength during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.

Josh Holzhauser

Posted at 11:16am
To family and friends. I am so very sorry for the passing of Dale Schmutz, it is always hard to lose someone special. It may be comforting to know that our God Jehovah is also saddened by death and even Jesus gave way to tears at John 11:33,35. Another comforting thought is to know the future of such ones. Isaiah 26:19 tells us about the promise our God has made to us to resurrect our loved ones from death. I hope this has brought you even the slightest comfort, please know that Jehovah the God of all comfort will always be there comforting you through trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). If you are interested in more bible based comfort this is a good article:

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