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John Dennis Schmitt

John Dennis Schmitt, 55 of Chicago and formerly of Streator passed away Saturday morning (Jan. 10th) at the Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, IL
Following cremation a memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel.  Winterrowd Funeral Home in Streator is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis was born to April 16, 1959 in Streator to John and Donna (Samuels) Schmitt.
Surviving is his partner of 17yrs Kenny Chau of Chicago, and a sister Peg Collins-Schmitt of Downers Grove, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Dennis worked in the CT Department at Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, graduated from Streator High and Saux Valley Community College.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked with Dennis his entire time at Copley. I will truly miss him, and will always remember him. I will never forget him saying "Dennis CT" He was a joy to work with, and a joy just to talk with him. Always in my prayers. Peace of God be with you. Ronda Cress RN

Ronda E Cress Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

Dennis was such a kind and polite person. He always shared a smile and brightened the day. I was so saddened to hear that he had passed onto heaven. I pray that he is at peace and did not suffer. I will miss seeing him and talking to him here at Copley. I pray that the wonderful memories you have of Dennis will help you as you mourn for him. It was an honor to know him and I am grateful for his never ending kindness he gave to me. With caring thoughts and sympathy to you I am sorry for your loss. Dennis will forever live in your hearts.

In honor of Dennis's life I have donated to St. Jude Hospital.

Antoinette Trobl Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

Ken, Peg & Carol, My Deepest sympathies to you. . Your family stands with you ALWAYS.

Fritz gaefcke Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences,on your loss of a wonderful man. I have worked with Dennis, since he started a the old Copley Hospital ,our paths crossed when he needed any help from the office staff. He would tell us about his family, and of couse the  Stevie Nicks concerts he attended! I have never seen him angry, he always had that smile ! My prayers are with you all and may you feel Jesus comfort.

Becky Shipman Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

Ken, Peggy
I am sorry for your loss.  I hope to see both of you Saturday morning.  

Jim Scaman

Jim Scaman Jan 15 2015 12:00 AM

I just want to say how heartbroken I am at the loss of Dennis. He has been such a pleasure to work with the past 26 years. We had our ongoing love/hate war of Ms. Nicks. We know which side I was on! The best time of the day for me was at the end of my shift when I was leaving and Dennis was there to have a quick chat with. He always made me laugh. I will miss him so much. He was the best!  Love him. Sandy

Sandy Anderson Jan 15 2015 12:00 AM