In Memoriam

 Francis M. Schmitt, DDS 

Francis in 1953 Francis in 2005

Francis in 1953 (age 41)

and in 2005 (age 92)


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Click here to view Francis's Memorial Page with recollections from his family and friends

Service Schedule

Thanks to all who visited Francis's family at either the funeral home or St. Raphael's Church.  Funeral pictures are available by clicking here.

Read Observer & Eccentric Newspaper articles:

Death Notice (Detroit Papers)

SCHMITT, FRANCIS DDS August 24, 2006
Age 93 of Garden City, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Eileen LaBranche Schmitt. Dear Father of 12: Thomas, Richard, Mary Masal, Paul, the late Mark, Lucy Smythe, the late Ann Lendrum, Michael, Gregory, Martha Christensen, Alice Bimrose, and Philip. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 4. Survived by 3 sisters. Preceded in death by 3 brothers. Visitation Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 8 pm with a 7 pm Scripture Service on Sunday at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state at St. Raphael Catholic Church Monday from 10:30 am until 11:00 am Mass. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to S.S.J. Guild, Nazareth, MI 49074.

Descendents (he's the father of 12 children!)  

Photos of his family 

And Family Tree 




His wedding to Eileen  



Military Service (including WWII)

  Biography (in progress) 

Brown Street Trivia

Francis's History is coming.  In the meantime, reread the 1995 profile.
last revised: January 19, 2007
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