Antique Vintage 14

Rita June (Hager) Schmitz

February 24, 1928 ~ July 7, 2022 (age 94)


Rita June (RJ) Hager Schmitz, 94, Huron, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in the presence of her loving family.

Rita was born on February 24, 1928 in Bellevue, Ohio to Edna Ann (Gerhardstein) and Frank William Hager.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 Years, Francis LaMar Schmitz, her beloved brother and sister, Frank Hager, Jr., and Edna Mae Hager Smith, and three of her nine children, Katherine Ann, Francis LaMar, Jr., and Wellington John. She will be dearly missed by her sister Patricia (Roger) Kuns, brother Wellington “Doc” (Mary) Hager, her children, Norbert J. Schmitz, Huron, Ohio, Pamela Schmitz, Avon Lake, Ohio, Ellen M. (Kevin) Kilroy, Brookfield Center, Connecticut, Gerard A. Schmitz, Greenville, South Carolina, Frank J. (LeighAnn) Schmitz, St. Pete Beach, Florida and Fern T. (Kevin) Watters, New Orleans, Louisiana. Rita also leaves behind her 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Rita graduated from Bellevue High School in 1946 and received her cosmetology degree from the Toledo School of Beauty in 1947. She ran her own beauty shop in Monroeville, Ohio for two years, and then from her home in Bellevue, Ohio for over 30 years. In addition to her careers as a beautician, wife, and mother, Rita was a daily communicant and dedicated volunteer at St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron, Ohio. She was also an avid collector of antiques, and after retiring ran a successful antique business on Main St. in Bellevue for several years. She also enjoyed sewing, golf, playing cards, and gardening but her most favorite leisure activity was entertaining her family and friends. Rita’s boundless love and appreciation of fun with family and friends will forever be cherished by all.

Friends and family will be received Friday, July 22, 2022, from 4-6pm with a Rosary service immediately following at the Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, Ohio 44839. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. Burial will follow in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery, Bellevue, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made in Rita’s honor to Stein Hospice Care Center, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared at

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July 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
410 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839

Recitation of the Rosary
July 22, 2022

6:00 PM
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
410 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839

Funeral Mass
July 23, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church
430 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839

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