Joseph (Joe) Schmitt

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Joseph (Joe) Peter Schmitt
November 6, 1947 - February 27, 2015
Joseph (Joe) P. Schmitt, 67, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 with his family at his side, after fighting a courageous battle with health issues.
Joe was born November 6, 1947, the only son, to Howard and Cecilia Schmitt in Nampa Idaho. He attended St. Paul's Catholic School and graduated from Nampa High School in 1966. Joe was a star athlete, playing Baseball, Basketball and Football. He attended Boise Junior College on a Baseball Scholarship. He also served in the Idaho Air National Guard.
In 1969 Joe married Peggy Brown, in Nampa, and was later divorced. During this time he worked for Intermountain Gas Company, a job he loved. In 1980 his father retired and Joe purchased Schmitt's Shoe Shop, a family legacy since 1930.
In 1984 Joe married Beatty Pliss in Nampa. Beatty preceded him in death in 1997. In 2002 Joe married Laura Bain in Nampa. Joe retired in 2005 enjoying fishing, golfing, trips to Jackpot and his family. He loved his time with his grandchildren and hardly ever missed a Sunday breakfast with his sister at the Sunrise Café.
Joe is survived by his wife Laura, his son Doug Schmitt (Melanie) grandchildren DJ and KiKi; stepsons Zac Leach and Bo Shields; Sisters; Virgie McGolden, Gerri Adkins (Jim), Linda Mortensen, Sue Collins (Doyle), Vickie Lovejoy (Greg), In laws, Roger and Vicki Pierce, numerous nieces, nephews and two Aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beatty and Brother in Law, Wally McGolden.
Special thanks go to Harrison's Hope Hospice. Services to be held at a later date.
"When JOE was born, they broke the mold as there will never be another Brother like him!"

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 8, 2015