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Official Obituary of

Anthony "Tony" Schmitz

June 15, 1958 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Anthony "Tony" Schmitz Obituary

Anthony “Tony” Alan Schmitz was born on June 15, 1958 in Wadena, Minnesota. His parents were the late Elroy and Elizabeth (Gleason) Schmitz. Tony attended Wadena High School. He later worked several jobs throughout his life at Homecrest, the Wadena Sawmill, and at Oasis Spas as a hot tub manufacturer.

He loved the outdoors where he could hunt and fish in his early years. Tony also found joy in golfing and watching sports on the television, especially baseball and football.

On March 3, 2024, Tony, passed away peacefully at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota at 65 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Anthony in death are his parents Elroy and Elizabeth Schmitz; brothers Mike Schmitz and Randy Schmitz; grandparents Jake and Louella Schmitz, and James and Lillian Gleason; Uncle James Gleason; AJ’s mother Kelly Maunumaki; and AJ’s sister Mickayla Maunumaki.

Tony is survived by his son Anthony “AJ” Schmitz of Wadena; siblings Larry Schmitz of Nisswa, Rick (Vicky) Schmitz of Wadena, Linda Schallock of Delano, Sheila Schmitz of Wadena, Danny (Donna) Schmitz of New York Mills, Wendy (Dave Larson) Schmitz of New York Mills, Connie Kern of Little Falls, Tim (Deb) Schmitz of New York Mills, Cindy Savaloja of Wadena; many other relatives and a host of friends.



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