James Schmucke, 72, of Washington, passed away on July 2, 2019, at his home. Jim was born on July 9, 1946, to the late August and Mary (nee Miesner) Schmucke in Washington. Jim served in the United States Army National Guard, was a member of the Veterans Foreign Wars Post 2661 Auxiliary, and Knights of Columbus Siesl Council 1121. He loved to enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing trips with friends and grandchildren. He had a knack for fixing nearly anything.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at St. Francis Borgia Church cemetery. A luncheon will be served at the VFW post 2661 in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VFW 2661 Honor Guard.
Jim is survived by his two daughters, Jan Marquart and husband Kevin and Joette Meyer and husband Tom, all of Washington; three siblings, Miriam James Schmucke, SSN of California, Arline Schmucke of California, and Shirley Mohesky and husband Roland of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Collin, Braden, and Avery Marquart, and Alec and Aaron Meyer; other relatives and many long time friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bernice Grus and her husband, Donald.
Arrangements in the care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington, Missouri.