Jan 13, 1919 to July 6, 2017
After a long life, John Schmalz slipped away in a peaceful sleep, surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his parents, Klara and Georg, 10 older siblings, and his soulmate and wife Maria, and lives on through his daughter Gisela Farrell, son-in-law Tom, granddaughter Sara Holz (Parker), step granddaughters Shantelle, Tammy and Cecelia, many step great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and sister-in-law Rosi Roth, nephews Sep Roth (Gisela), and Hans Peters (Uschi) in Europe. John had experienced many trying circumstances in his time however he remained the rock of the family, “the boss”. His favourite pass-times were gardening, cooking, telling his life stories, and as of late, reading magazines and singing, almost until the end. We all know that Maria and John are now able to sing together in heaven which puts our hearts at ease. John will be dearly missed by everyone he knew, eternally loved and always remembered. Later, gator.
Thanks to good friend Sarah, Nurses Marcie & Carol and Dr. Farren. The family also wishes to thank all the staff at Drake Cremation and Funeral Services.
A private family celebration of John’s life will be held.Print This Obituary & Condolences