LeRoy Schmitz, 87

LeRoy N. Schmitz, 87, of New Prague, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague.

He was born May 22, 1923, in Helena Township, Scott County, a son of Sigmund and Anna (Schommer) Schmitz. A lifelong resident of the New Prague/St. Benedict area, he attended St. Benedict Catholic School and was a crop and dairy farmer. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army (1945-46) and married Verena Sand on June 3, 1947, at Marystown. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, St.

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