Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Michael J. Schmackers, age 60, of Coldwater died Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
He was born on July 6, 1960 in Coldwater to the late James & Gerri (Heckman) Schmackers who survives in Philothea. On November 27, 1982, he married Sally (Huwer) who survives in Celina.
He is also survived by his children, Dan & Jenni Schmackers of Coldwater, Beth & Carl Kindel of Cincinnati, Isaiah & Courtney Schmackers of Columbus, Seth Schmackers of Celina, Rebekah & Jamison Vogel of Spencerville, and Anna Schmackers of Celina; grandchildren, Liam, Olivia, Reyelle & Halyn Schmackers, Elijah, Jacob & Catherine Kindel, Millie Schmackers and Grandbaby #9 due in June; siblings, Joan & Jim DeArmond of Celina, Sandy & Randy Kaiser of Coldwater, Deb & Shawn Morris of Philothea and Tom Schmackers of Philothea; and in-laws, Alexa Schmackers of Philothea, Bob & Deb Huwer of Coldwater, Jim & Charlene Huwer, Joan & Leonard Foisy, Bill Huwer, Jean Goettemoeller, June & Andrew Pfannschmidt, Susan Major, Mary & Mike Mulholland and Ann & Bill Verhage of Canada.
He was preceded in death by his father and brothers David and Doug Schmackers and brothers-in-law Joseph and Pete Huwer and Alan Goettemoeller.
Mike's greatest passion in life was for his family and music. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was in multiple rock bands (including Bandit) and Christian bands (including Grace, the Prayer & Praise Fellowship church worship group, and the St. Anthony Dinner Theater). He could light up any stage he stepped on and entertain a crowd. His love of music was present every day in singing and playing the guitar.
He worked at Morning Fresh Superior Foods for 46 years since its founding in 1975 and has been the owner and leader of the family business since 2013. He was known for being hardworking, fun loving, and compassionate. He loved making up songs, playing with his grandchildren and telling lively stories.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Beaver Chapel Congregational Church in Celina. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Philothea.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, February 21 and 9 to 10 am on Monday, February 22 at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.