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Joseph Matthew Schmitz
1934 - 2020
Joe Schmitz

Joseph Matthew Schmitz, 85, of Platteville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 8 after a brief battle with bladder cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Platteville. Father John Blewett and Deacon Bill Bussan con celebrated. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Platteville. Visitation was on Sunday, Jan. 12 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Melby Funeral Home – Packer attire welcome! In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Joe’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the cancer patient support group of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

A complete obituary is in the January 15, 2020 issue of The Platteville Journal.