Norbert Schmitt

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Norbert Schmitt

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Norbert Anthony Schmitt, 89, of Paducah passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born June 6, 1923, to Charles James and Mary Poat Schmitt. He married the former Amilda Kaufman on May 19, 1953.

Norbert was owner of N.A. Schmitt & Son, a distributor of Archway Cookies and many other varieties more than 30 years throughout western Kentucky.

He was caring, generous and devoted to his faith, family and community. He loved working in his garden and sharing fresh vegetables with friends, family and those in need.

Norbert was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, a lifetime member and 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council 1055, serving more than 60 years; a member of Mount Carmel Cemetery Board and the American Legion.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Amilda; a sister, Rose Marie Weitlauf and husband Tommy of Paducah; a daughter-in-law, Linda Job Schmitt of Paducah; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Terry Louis Schmitt; three sisters, Benita Smith, Mary Catherine Powell, Eleanor Schmitt; and a brother, Carl Schmitt.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, with prayers said at 5 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Church, with the Rev. J. Patrick Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, with military honors conducted.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 5645 Blandville Road, Paducah, KY 42001; Mount Carmel Cemetery, 5645 Blandville Road, Paducah, KY 42001; or Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council 1055, 3028 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY 42001.

You may light a candle of remembrance and leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.