Kenneth R. Schmelzle

Born: Mon., Apr. 25, 1938
Died: Mon., Feb. 16, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Kenneth Raymond Schmelzle, 76, of Quincy, formerly of Payson died at 7:45 a.m. Monday (February 16, 2015) in Sunset Home.

   Born April 25, 1938 in Quincy, Kenneth was the son of Alfred and Evelyn Edmonds Schmelzle.  He was first married to Deanne Daugherty and she preceded him in death.  He then married Janet Eldred on July 3, 1970 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Mr. Schmelzle served his country in the Army National Guard.  He loved to fish and hunt, especially turkey and duck hunting.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and Green Bay Packer football fan.

   Kenneth was employed at the Electric Wheel for 25 years and then for the Payson School District for 12 years until his retirement in 2000.

   Survivors include his wife Janet; two daughters Denise Dedert (Alan) of Quincy and Teri Buckert her significant other Matt Kanallakan and his son Ayden of Jerseyville, IL; three grandchildren Heather Allen (Clint), Chad Dedert and Molly Bunge (Scott); seven great grandchildren Reid, Tori, Wade, Ryne, Baylee, Brooklyn and Brynlee.

   Mr. Schmelzle was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Deanne Schmelzle.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 p.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Thursday until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight or to the Blessing Cancer Center.

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Heather Brown and Rocky Ford
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
So sorry for your loss Janet, Teri and family. I have very fond memories of your dad from our glory days of high school. He was an outstanding father and great man who was always good for a laugh. He will be missed, heaven gained one honery angel. My families thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul and Nina Nickerson
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Denise - Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and the family.

Judy Wright
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Shuller
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
McAlester, Oklahoma. I own a piano and two oil paintings that were painted by an R. Schmelzle. All are autographed by the artist. Could this artist have been an ancestor of Kenneth R. Schmelzle? I have no information on the artist and am not sure when the work was done, but probably in the late 1920s or 1930s. I have been told the painting of the piano degraded its vale. It is a Model L Steinway. The two paintings are of Bavarian or Austrian street scenes. My sympathy on your personal loss.

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