Schmerheim, Jack W., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at St. Mary's of Michigan after a long illness. Age 85 years. Jack was born July 31, 1929, in Saginaw. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Hansen; two daughters and one son: Renee' and Al DiGirolomo of Manhasset, New York, Roxanne and Todd Topham of Kalamazoo, and Ralph and Lora Barhnardt of Belleville, Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren: A.J., Nicolas, and Giada DiGirolomo; Zachary, Sydney, and Wesley Woodcock; Austin Topham; and Sarah and Samantha Barnhardt. He also leaves many close friends. Jack was preceded in death by a wife, Lois Patricia (Johnston) Schmerheim; and a son, Ronald Calvin Schmerheim. Rev. Michael Hahn will officiate the funeral service on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 4432 Mackinaw Road. Burial with military honors will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road, where the family will be present on Friday, October 3 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour before the funeral. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church or St. Mary's of Michigan Foundation in Saginaw. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at