Dolores Jean Schmidt (1930-2017)

Dolores Jean Schmidt
September 7, 1930 – September 19, 2017

Dolores Jean Schmidt, age 87, of Breese, formerly of O’Fallon, born September 7, 1930 in Caseyville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Breese Nursing Home, Breese, Ill.

Jean grew up in Fairview Heights, Ill., and attended Pontiac School. She worked at Wood Bakery in O’Fallon for over 25 years. She enjoyed dancing, riding motorcycles, and meeting with her former Pontiac classmates on a monthly basis. Jean was a tremendous cook and enjoyed baking, and she loved animals of all kinds. She was a former member of VFW Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star in O’Fallon.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Schmidt, whom she married January 9, 1949 in O’Fallon, and who died November 27, 2006; her parents Omer and Florence, nee Bergman, Higgins; her brother James Higgins; her daughter-in-law Marilyn Schmidt; and her granddaughter Lynne Marie Schmidt.

Surviving are her son Steven Schmidt of Breese, sisters-in-law Dorothy Beckman, Evelyn Higgins and Patricia Schmidt, step-brother Ralph (Dixie) Keck, and other loving extended family members, to include nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital or Spencer Pet Rescue and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home.

Funeral: Memorial service 1 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Donald C. Wagner, officiating. Burial will follow at O’Fallon City Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon, Ill.