John Philip Schmoll Sr., 66, of Belgrade, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. He was born in 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Howard and Marie Schmoll.
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John and his family moved to the Gallatin Valley in 1997.
He worked as a lumber inspector for most of his life as well as a woodworker, and in maintenance for Belgrade Public Works; his final and favorite job was at Copper Springs Ranch working with the horses.
John loved Montana and its wild open spaces; he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Margaret, who passed away in 2002.
Survivors include his three sons John (Nicole) of Omaha, Nebraska, Joseph (Megan) of Washington, D.C. and Timothy of Topeka, Kansas; three grandchildren; a brother Bill of Chicago and his sister Jan Noneman of Keokuk, Iowa.
A private family gathering to remember John will be held at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 20, 2015