Shawn Matthew Schmitz

06/12/1971 - 11/23/2022

Obituary for Shawn Matthew Schmitz

Shawn Schmitz, age 51 of Burlington, IA, formerly of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington, IA. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Perry, IA. Burial will be at a later date in Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 30 with family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home in Perry.

Shawn Matthew Schmitz was born on June 12, 1971, in Perry, IA to William John and Kathleen Ann (Becker) Schmitz, the youngest of seven children. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1990. After high school, Shawn attended the University of Northern Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa State University, majoring in Industrial Engineering.

Shawn enjoyed spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as a great uncle and brother as well as a person who was always giving and wanting to make others happy. He had a great sense of humor and liked to tell jokes. Shawn enjoyed cooking and sharing some of his recipes that he created. He also enjoyed laying in the sun, taking long walks, cruising in his sports cars, playing video games, watching football, and taking trips to the mountains.

Left to cherish Shawn’s memory are his sisters, Michelle (Mitch) Onnen of Perry, IA and Lori (Richard) Lohman of Perry, IA; his brothers, Dale (Ruth) Schmitz of Osceola, IA, Jeff (Robin) Schmitz of Dawson, IA, Todd Schmitz of Perry, IA, and Kelly (Michelle) Schmitz of Perry, IA; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In death, he rejoins his parents, William and Kathleen.

Memorials in Shawn’s name will be directed to the family and may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at




05:00 PM
Murdock Funeral Home
1420 Warford St.
Perry, IA 50220
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Funeral Service

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1312 3rd St.
Perry, IA 50220
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So sorry to you all in this time of grief.
- Nicole Meyer
Michelle, Lori and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm sorry you lost a brother at such a young age. I'm sure he knew you all loved him. God bless you all. Carol & Dirk
- Carol Cavanaugh

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