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Jo Ann Schmitt


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Jo Ann Schmitt Obituary
Jo Ann Schmitt
1940-2018
JoAnn Fischer Schmitt, 78, of Houston, Texas, died peacefully in her home on November 22, 2018. JoAnn was surrounded by family, friends and neighbors in the days leading up to her death. JoAnn was born in St. Paul Minnesota to John A. and Cecilia Fischer on April 10, 1940. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and the College of St. Catherine, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1962 and beginning her nursing career with the VA in Minnesota. JoAnn then worked as a registered nurse in California and Hawaii where her love of Polynesian Culture began. She returned to the mainland and married Raymond Francis Schmitt in 1966 and they relocated, first to Florida then settled in Houston, Texas.
JoAnn was an avid reader, art lover, antique collector, beader and bridge player. She was a member of several bridge clubs, through which she forged lifelong friendships. She was also a member of the Liederkranz and Sangerbun choirs in Houston and enjoyed travelling with those choirs to Germany to perform and sightsee.
JoAnn is survived by her children Daniel Schmitt (Connie), Margaret Mary "Peggy" Schmitt, Carol Ann Adams (Keith), her sister Mary Musto (Bob) and brother Mark Fischer.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, John and Cecilia Fischer, her brother Thomas Fischer, and her sister Jean Marie Boileau.
Services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday December 1, 2018 at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services; 7010 Chetwood Drive, Houston , TX 77081. The family will hold a second service in St. Paul Minnesota in the spring.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2018
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