Magdalen “Maggie” Simone Schmitz, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
She was born November 4, 1947, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Cletus and Simone Loumiet Kremer, both deceased.
She was married on June 6, 1970 in Loose Creek, Mo. to Frederick Schmitz who survives at the home.
She was a 1966 graduate of Helias High School and continued her education at Lincoln University. After marrying the love of her life she became a full time homemaker and stay at home mom once her children were born. When her youngest child was in grade school, she began working at St. Peters School as a cook and was employed there for 29 years. She loved her coworkers, students, teachers, and staff. The school cafeteria will not be the same without her smiling, gentle, and loving presence.
To say Magdalen was a talented cook and baker would be an understatement. She loved sharing her gift with those she loved and it was often joked about that her secret ingredient was love. She is famous for her cinnamon rolls and pies, and her family feels that her mission was to “bake the world a better place.” She especially loved passing on her God given talents and secret recipes to her family.
Maggie was a gentle soul with a huge heart. She was beautiful, insightful, playful, and silly. She loved with her whole heart and was the most generous person. She truly cared about everyone and did whatever she could to make their lives just a little bit easier.
Maggie’s biggest joy was her grandchildren. She loved them with every ounce of her being and took great pride in their accomplishments. Her face would light up when she saw them or when people would ask about them. She was their Nana, their biggest fan, their sweetest hug, and their place to find unconditional and absolute love.
Other survivors include two children, Jennifer Hammann, Loose Creek; and John (Tawnya) Schmitz, Henley, Mo; five grandchildren, Nick Hammann, Blake Hammann, Ronnie Jaegers, Romann Jaegers, and Emmalynn Schmitz.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Zachary Hammann.
Private family services will be held at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church in Osage Bend on Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m. The mass will be live streamed so family and friends can pay their respects and say their goodbyes from home. Please visit the St. Margaret Catholic Church Facebook page to watch the service. The stream will go live five minutes before 10 a.m. on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/stmargaretosagebend/
A private burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon to remind the family of your love and support for them. Please go to www.dulletrimble.com homepage to submit your message.
Maggie was loved by so many and a public Memorial Mass will be celebrated later in the year at St. Peter Catholic Church. Service times will be announced in the News Tribune and on the funeral home’s website when scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Vitae Foundation, 1731 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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