Emmons E. Schmit

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Emmons E. Schmit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross.

Emmons passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at the Belgium Gardens.

Father Richard Fleischman and Father James Ernster will co-celebrate the funeral Mass.

Visitation will take place at the church, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the Mass.

Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Grafton.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Emmons was born on Sept. 2, 1921 in Port Washington, son of Nic and Cecelia (nee Schinker) Schmit.

He later married Florence Schwenner on March 6, 1943 in Grafton. Their marriage was blessed with eight children.

Emmons was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served his country during World War II. He was also a member of the Rose-Harms American Legion Post 355 in Grafton.

Emmons owned and operated Custom Cabinets in Grafton and retired from A.O. Smith after working there for 12 years.

Emmons was an avid fisherman but his true love was his family.

Emmons is survived by his children Gerald (Dianne) Schmit, Jeanne (David) Bichler, Joyce (Dennis) Damerow, Joanne Laper, John (Patti) Schmit, Jackie (Jeff) Lucas, Joseph (Catherine) Schmit and Jeffrey (Carie) Schmit; and siblings Donald (Jenny) Schmit, George (Joanne) Schmit, Clara (Fred) Schanen and Thomas (Diana) Schmit. Emmons is further survived by 31 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nie-ces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Emmons was preceded in death by his wife Florence Schmit, his parents and his brother Nicholas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials of your choice are appreciated.

For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.