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GUSTAV J. SCHMIEMAN, 92, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gustav was a World War II P.O.W. and Army Veteran earning many medals including the Purple Heart. He was a Purdue University Graduate and retired from American Hoist & Derrick in 1982 after a 42 year career, starting as an apprentice welder and working post war as an engineer achieving the position of plant supervisor. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, and their Holy Name Society, Ex P.O.W.- Fort Wayne Chapter, American Legion #296, Knights of Columbus #9460, and V.F.W. #1006. Surviving are his wife, Helen Schmieman of Fort Wayne; son, Timothy (Janeen) Schmieman of Yoder; daughters, Lynn Winter of Sonoma, Calif., Rita Schmieman of Harrison, Ohio; stepdaughter, Mary Lou (Dennis) Doehrman Bride of Spring Hill, Fla.; brother, William Schmieman of Nampa, Idaho; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Gertrude Schmieman; first wife, Marjorie Schmieman; brothers, Thomas and Robert Schmieman; and step-son, David Doehrman. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue, with a vigil service at 6:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church. To sign the online guest book, go to

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 4, 2013
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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Foster Park
6301 Fairfield Avenue Ft. Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 426-9494
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