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“Dear Jane, Please forgive me for sending my condolences so late. I just recently read the sad news of Greg's passing and I am so sorry for your...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Parrish - Libertyville, IL

“Jane I am so sorry to learn the passing of Greg. What an accomplished man and I know a great husband and father. My condolences to your boys.I too...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: margaret benvenuto benvenuto - IL

“I just learned this morning of Dr Schmitt's passing. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I will never forget the day I met Dr Schmitt in the...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Janet Ramsey - Churubusco, IN

“Jane,Michael and David,I am so sorry. Greg helped me with RCIA at St. Elizabeth's. I always enjoyed talking with him. I remember the boys when they...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Mary Ann Welling - West Union, OH

“Jane, Michael, David, Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences for the loss of Greg. We will never forget the years that we spent sharing life...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: Cheri Sagehorn - Barrington, IL

“Jane, heartfelt prayers to you and your sons. Greg gave me a precious Bible signed with "Bob, you have made a tremendous impact on my life. Thanks...Read More »
6 of 50 | Posted by: Bob Yawberg - Bradenton, FL

“I'm sorry for your loss. Dr. Schmidt was such a great man. He was so pleasant to work with during his Parkview days. He will be missed. ”
7 of 50 | Posted by: Rachelle Hammond - Ft Wayne, IN

“Dear Jane, We are thinking of you, and wishing you peace and comfort as we remember Greg. Much love, Jennifer and Michael McGovern ”
8 of 50 | Posted by: Jennifer and Michael McGovern - MA

“Dr. Greg was a great friend & a very good worker. He was a board member with Anthonywayne area council. So sorry to hear the loss of a goof friend. ...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: chris Mathes - Salem, MO - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Greg. He was a great high school friend, teammate and someone you could always count on. I know he will be missed dearly. Our...Read More »
10 of 50 | Posted by: Mark and Debbie Decker - Debary, FL

“Jane, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Greg. Gone way too young. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in your days ahead. ”
11 of 50 | Posted by: Tami Kaleel Fay - Glen Ellyn, IL

“Our deepest sympathies to you, Jane, and the boys on your loss! Prayers for peace and hope being sent your way. ”
12 of 50 | Posted by: Tom & Cary Zahm - Santa Barbara, CA

“Greg was a great friend, father and professional in his field. He will be sorely missed ”
13 of 50 | Posted by: Lance and Pam Baumann - WA

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jane.You are in our thoughts and prayers. Eric and Janet Olson ”
14 of 50 | Posted by: Eric and Janet Olson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Greg was an amazing physician and more importantly an amazing friend. I was very blessed to work with him as a physician as he was incredibly...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Thomas Dykstra - Spencerville, IN

“Jane, Michael and David, We were deeply saddened by the knowledge of Greg's passing. As a cardiovascular surgeon, he was always very special to us...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: Anne Heger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jane and family,So sorry to hear about Greg. I very much enjoyed working with him when he was the President of the Board of Health. He (and you)...Read More »
17 of 50 | Posted by: Deborah McMahan - fort wayne, IN

“Jane: I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family only positive thoughts. Your friend, Anne Koleson ”
18 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences on the loss of Greg, He will be missed by everyone who knew him. ”
19 of 50 | Posted by: Roger Claypool - Newton, IA

“Jane, We were so shocked to hear of Greg's passing on Sunday morning. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you and your boys this week and in...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Bruce Rotte - Naples, FL - Friend

“Jane, David and Michael, We send our deepest sympathies to all of you in this time of loss. May your memories of time spent together provide you...Read More »
21 of 50 | Posted by: Rhys and Laura Rudolph - IN

“Rest in Peace, dear Friend. ”
22 of 50 | Posted by: Harry and Marsha Ryan - Naples, FL

“Jane, Michael and David,I am so sorry to hear about Greg. I appreciate Greg's guidance early in my career and the friendship we had through golf. I...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Patrick Bayley - Springfield, IL

“David and Michael, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
24 of 50 | Posted by: Jon Mayes - Alexandria, VA

“So very sorry for your loss Jane and family!!He was so very proud of his family!Such a kind gentleman that I knew fromCVS pharmacy!You are in my...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: Schiela Reynolds - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jane, we are so sorry to hear about Greg, what a great guy-you are blest to have had him as a best friend. We look forward to seeing you soon. Bob...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Ellen Lrydon

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jane.You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love,John and Judy Hessler ”
27 of 50 | Posted by: Judy Hessler - Milwaukee, WI

“I was so saddened by this news. My prayers are with you. ”
28 of 50 | Posted by: Deanna Williams - Ft. Wayne

“Michael, I am so sorry that your father passed, so quickly. I will be thinking of you and will be here for you when you get back. ”
29 of 50 | Posted by: Jamie Abidiwan-Lupo - ARLINGTON, VA

“Dear Mrs. Schmitt and family: As you know, Dr. Schmitt was a Catholic Charities board member. On behalf of everyone at Catholic Charities, please...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Gloria Whitcraft - Fort Wayne, IN

“To say the least we are shocked and sadden to learn of Greg's passing. Although it has been years since we have seen you, Greg and Jane are part of...Read More »
31 of 50 | Posted by: Dennis and Cheryl Mikulecky - WI

“Jane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys at the difficult time. ”
32 of 50 | Posted by: Dianne McPeak - Millstadt, IL

“Jane and the boys (as Dan often referred to your sons). We are stunned and deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Greg and I knew each other...Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: Pete and Sherrie Smith - IL

“Sue and I are so saddened to hear that Greg has died. I am sure you are stunned by his death as are we. You and your sons are in our thoughts and...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Bob Aumiller - Friend

“So sad to hear about Greg!!! We had many great memories from high school!! So sorry Jane and family we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!! ”
35 of 50 | Posted by: Lina (Miller) Hettermann - IL

“I was a high school classmate of Greg's. Am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers. He was always so kind. Such a...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: DeAnne Owen Bradford - Bedford, TX

“He was a friend in High School and a very good person. my prayers go to his family and all those he touched in his life ”
37 of 50 | Posted by: John Weichmann - Yellville, AR

“God keep all the Schmitt's in his loving care. Dr. Schmitt made a significant impact in the lives of many young people through the caddy program at...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Ann Fritz - Acquaintance

“So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts. ”
39 of 50 | Posted by: Scott B - Des Moines, IA

“Jane, We have no words to express the heartbreak we feel for your loss. We will miss Greg's wit, smiling face, and our golf games. Our love, thoughts...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“Jane, our prayers and condolences to you and your family in the loss of Greg in your lives. He will be missed by the many friends he made at Bear's...Read More »
41 of 50 | Posted by: Mike and Donna Sharak - Naples, FL

“Greg has left us way to early and will be greatly missed as a friend and a golf rules official. One of the joys of working tournaments leaves with...Read More »
42 of 50 | Posted by: Paul McAuliffe - Evansville, IN

“Heartbreaking for everyone to lose such a wonderful man. We extend our deep sympathy. The Mottaz Family ”
43 of 50 | Posted by: Judith Mottaz - Family Friend

“Oh, Jane, words cannot describe the sadness I am feeling for you, David, and Michael. How could this have happened? I am so sorry. You are all in my...Read More »
44 of 50 | Posted by: Sandra Stewart - Lake Geneva, WI

“We wish that we were able to attend the services for Greg, however, we will be out of town. We do send our sincerest sympathies. We have great...Read More »
45 of 50 | Posted by: Kelly and Carole Low - McHenry, IL

“I worked with Greg at many WGA golf tournaments. A first class guy. He will be missed by all and I will especially miss him. My sympathies to the...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Richard Petreson - Park Ridge, IL

“Arriving at the FWCC golf course to find out that you are caddying for Dr. Schmitt was a special moment. He always encouraged and pushed me to go...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Lauren Bucher - Fort Wayne, IN

“So very sorry Jane. Gregg was such a gentleman. I loved working with him when he was with FW Cardiovascular Surgeons. He was always so attentive...Read More »
48 of 50 | Posted by: Nancy Schroeder - Naples, FL

“Greg was a great friend and gave me considerable advice when I fell ill with cancer. His insight and advice when I needed to make decisions for...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Dan Churchward - Fort Wayne, IN

“We lost a good friend. He is missed. ”
50 of 50 | Posted by: Jim & Nancy Ballard - Naples, FL

Gregory S. Schmitt M.D., F.A.C.S., 63, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodstock, IL, Greg retired as a Cardiac Surgeon with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Greg and his family moved to Fort Wayne in 1989 after completing his fellowship at St. Louis University. He attended Bradley University, Peoria, IL and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science, Biology in 1976. Greg received his Medical Doctorate in 1980 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago, where he was awarded the Warren H. Cole Scholar and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His postgraduate training included a Fellowship in Cardio Thoracic training at St. Louis University and Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Surgery at University of Illinois. His certifications included Diplomat, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Greg held many past positions including Attending Cardio Thoracic Surgeon with Parkview Hospital; Medical Director at Parkview Hospice and St. Joseph's Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine; Chairman, Section of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Executive Committee, Parkview Hospital, and Maj., (ret), 122nd Medical Squadron with the Indiana Air National Guard. Greg was currently a member of the Board of Directors St. Joseph Community Foundation, Catholic Charities, the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation, and was a member of Dutch Treat Investments. Greg previously served on the board of Anthony-Wayne Services and was a Past-President of Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and Fort Wayne-Allen County Board of Health. He was a leader of BSA Troop 333, and coached 7th grade football at Woodside Middle School. Greg was an avid Cubs fan as well as an avid golfer and a USGA Rules Official. He was a member of Fort Wayne Country Club and Bear's Paw Country Club in Naples, FL. Surviving are his spouse of 36 years, Jane (Lowery) Schmitt, Fort Wayne; two sons, David S. Schmitt of Des Moines, IA and Michael S. Schmitt of Arlington, VA; and sister, Nancy C. Schmitt of Chicago. Greg was preceded in death by, father, Daniel M. Schmitt and mother, Betty A. Schmitt. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road with an hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne Area Council, BSA or Evans Scholars Foundation, 1 Briar Road, Golf, IL 60029. To sign the online guest book, go to