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Brother  Allen SCHMITZ OFM Obituary


Brother Allan Schmitz, OFM, Archivist for the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province in Cincinnati, died Friday, Feb. 14, at the age of 63. A native of Marysville, Kansas, he was the son of the late John and Rosemary (Roswarski) Schmitz of Lafayette, Ind. Brother Schmitz studied accounting and was a dental technician before entering religious life. After taking final vows as a friar in 1990, he ministered with the homeless in Dayton, as spiritual advisor with Catholic Cursillo in Cincinnati, as a house guardian in Pittsburgh, and in friar formation before joining the Archives in 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald, and is survived by a sister, Susan, brothers John (Judi), James and Douglas (Kathy), and sister-in-law Sheri, all of Lafayette, Ind., as well as nine nieces and nephews. Visitation for Br. Schmitz is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19th, at St. Clement Church in St. Bernard, Ohio, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 p.m. Interment is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary Cemetery in St. Bernard. Condolences at

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb. 16, 2014
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