Roger Richard Schmitt
|Posted 2021-02-21 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Feb. 21, 2021 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Roger Richard Schmitt, 79, passed away Jan. 10, 2021 in Lake Havasu
Roger was born on Sept. 20, 1941 to Clifton and Imogene Schmitt in
Tucson. Roger was married to the love of his life Dianne Orlie Schmitt
on July 14, 1962 in Phoenix. Together, they shared more than 60 years
of love and 58 years of marriage.
Roger was blessed with three children and three granddaughters. Roger
and Dianne moved to Lake Havasu City in 2000. They enjoyed watching
and spending time with their beautiful granddaughters. Roger also
loved traveling with Dianne throughout the U.S. in their 5th Wheel RV.
Some of Roger's other hobbies included building Mustang Motorcycles
and welding cactus statues out of horseshoes. In his younger years,
Roger was a certified divemaster and a dive instructor for LA County
National Association of Underwater Instructors. Roger served for 30
years in the U. S. Navy and Navy Reserve, rising to the rank of
lieutenant commander at retirement. He was particularly proud of his
submarine service aboard the USS JAMES MADISON SSBN-667 and USS
GROWLER SSG-577. He also had a long career at TRW Space Systems in
Redondo Beach, California.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his Daughter Janet Schmitt
Dunn and granddaughter Sabrina Dianne Dunn. He is survived by his wife
Dianne Schmitt of Lake Havasu City, daughter Candy Schmitt of Lake
Havasu City, son Jeffery and daughter-in-law Brenda Schmitt of Lake
Havasu, granddaughters Noey and Skyla Schmitt of Lake Havasu City,
brother Larry and Linda Schmitt of Austin, Texas and sister Kathy
Terrell of Scottsdale.
Due to covid concerns no services are planned but the family plans to
hold one at a future date.
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