Donald Schmits, 70, of Fort Branch, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


He was born on Jan. 16, 1942 in Fort Branch to the late Virgil and Cleo (Porter) Schmits


Don retired from CSX Railroad as an Engineer in 2002.


Don is survived by his wife, Diana (Showers) Schmits of Fort Branch, three children, Tim Schmits, Dee Parker, and Tom Schmits all of Fort Branch, one brother Randy Schmits of Fort Branch, six sisters, Phyllis Hanold of Mt. Sterling, Ill., Judy Hardenbrook of Princeton, Debbie Schmits of Louisville, Ky., Patty Woehler of Haubstadt, Sherry Owens of Indianapolis, and Teresa Griffin of Mt. Carmel, Ill., three grandchildren, Timothy Schmits Jr, Jeremy Parker, and Kimberly Schmits all of Fort Branch, and his best friend, Donald Klusmeier of Fort Branch.


Services will be Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch IN, burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch.


Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 from noon until service time at the funeral home.