Dorothy Marie Schmitz, as an Eucharistic minister at the Holy Name of Jesus parish on Olive Avenue, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. She was 88.
Born on June 20, 1931, in Oconee, Illinois, she also assisted with the funeral ministry.
Schmitz is survived by her husband of 67 years, Raymond; children, Trish Michalski, Diane Schmitz , Janet Servi, Jerry Schmitz, Dave Schmitz, Dale Schmitz and Mary Patterson; siblings Mary Helen Crowe, Audrey Chamberlain, Robert Temmen and Donna Rakers; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son Ken, parents Gerry and Helen Temmen, and siblings Don Temmen, Claude Temmen, Wihelmina Sanders and Jerry Temmen.
Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed memorial mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 115 W. Olive Ave. Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. A reception will be held at the Holy Name of Jesus on Columbia Street in Redlands after the burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested in Dorothy’s memory to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Catholic Charities.