Michael Joseph Schmuecker, age 56 of Watkins, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at his home. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watkins, with Father Ray Atwood officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Watkins. A memorial fund has been established.
Mike is survived by his wife Susanne of Watkins; two children Jareth (Alyssa) of Watkins and Cassandra Schmuecker of Watkins; a granddaughter Elliette Schmuecker; a sister Michelle (Duane) Koopman of Newhall; and a brother Mark Schmuecker of Cherokee. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael Schmuecker was born December 31, 1959, the son of Melvin and Joann May Schmuecker. He graduated from Norway High School in 1978. He was united in marriage to Susanne Karen Bischof on June 27, 1987, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Watkins. Michael worked at Farmstead in Cedar Rapids and later at Williamsburg Manufacturing. Mike was assistant coach for the Watkins Mudhens Little League team.He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing in his boat, NASCAR and camping. He loved his two cats Precious and Pumpkin.