Obituaries » Brian Schmitz

January 24, 1956 - November 23, 2019

Funeral Service Date
November 30, 2019
Funeral Service Time
04:00 pm

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
December 1, 2019

Brian, All of my life you have been a view of positive example. You were a giver and you went out of your way to be open and accepting. I, like everyone else, felt you were approachable and fun is the perfect word to sum you up. I loved hearing your bragging of your daughters and grand-kids and was pleased that you had that happiness and joy in your life. You were a lover of music and how ironic that you received the gift of beautiful song from your beautiful granddaughters. Me... I needed you when you came to me to help and you did so in the best way possible and helped me through it. Forever I will be grateful for your guidance and understanding and your love. I will mostly miss your ready smile and your easy laugh. I have never met anyone like you and love you so much. Thank you for sharing you with me. Lori

Posted by:
Donna BurnsStucker

Posted on:
December 1, 2019

I met Brian over 40 years ago through our mutual friends Kevin and Julie Jenkins. He was the first boy that I ever dated that was intelligent. We were just teens and it was a short lived romance, but we remained friends. My memories of our philosophical conversations are priceless. Like everyone else, I was impressed by his kindness and generosity. He was a righteous dude with a great smile. Fly free Brian.

Posted by:
Brian Wheeler

Posted on:
November 28, 2019

Brian, we all lost you far too soon. Having worked with you over the last 3 years, I grew to appreciate your directness, passion and focus. But perhaps most of all, I will miss your great sense of humor. You made me laugh frequently - sometimes at myself and sometimes at the situation. You will be missed. Rest in Peace!

Posted by:
Gayle Sampson

Posted on:
November 28, 2019

I will miss Brian and savor memories. As kids, he used his Christmas gift to cassette record Grandma's hilarious laughter. He shared with me and his sisters to toothbrush-scrub the dryer lint screen to prevent an unseen fire hazard. We talked about classic rock, his favorite breakfast spot, and signing up for Medicare. It is way too sad that he won't be using his hard earned funds. I am Thankful for the smiles you shared. God bless you and your family.

Posted by:
Donna Assenza

Posted on:
November 27, 2019

While I did not know Brian personally, I had heard many great things from others that did. I know the Sabert family will miss you. My condolences & prayers to all. Rest in Peace

Posted by:
Renee Harris

Posted on:
November 27, 2019

Brian, Tears fill my eyes as I write this tribute. You were a great person and friend. As a boss, you taught me things that put me in the position that I am in today. You pushed me to be the best I could be because you saw the potential in me that I didn't see in myself. You always said that we were a reflection of you LOL. I will truly miss you and I am praying for your family. I will not say goodbye, but I will see you later Bossman. I love you dearly. Until we meet again........Always Renee' (Trouble)

Posted by:
Howard Cantwell

Posted on:
November 27, 2019

Brian, Rest in Peace and know that the world was a much better place with you in it. You will be greatly missed.

Posted by:
Albert Salama

Posted on:
November 27, 2019

Brian, Your natural positive demeanor and perspective always brought a sense of hope and promise in the things you worked on. I always believed your heart and mind were in the right place looking to find a positive outcome on everything you worked on. I will cherish your memory and remember your smile that was always at the ready. We lost you too soon and I am sorry I didn't get to spend as much time getting to know you.

Posted by:
Scott Taylor

Posted on:
November 27, 2019

Brian I will certainly miss you and the wonderful post of your family. Even though we have not stayed in personal contact, I will always remember the great times we had together.

Posted by:
Joe McWilliams

Posted on:
November 26, 2019

I will miss Brian and all the great times on the golf course together. RIP my friend.

Visitation Information:

Don Hall's Guest

Address: 1313 w. Washington Center Rd Fort Wayne IN,

Celebration of Life Reception

Visitation Date

November 30, 2019

Visitation Time

03:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Additional Info

Celebration of Life Reception

Funeral Service Information:

Don Hall's Guest House

Address: 1313 w. Washington Center Rd Fort Wayne IN,

Service Date: November 30, 2019

Service Time: 3:00 pm

Service Notes: Celebration of Life Reception

Funeral Service Date

November 30, 2019

Funeral Service Time

04:00 pm

Additional Info

Celebration of Life Reception

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