Darrin Schmitz

Darrin Schmitz

Darrin Schmitz
September 24, 1966 – June 20, 2020
Coolidge, Arizona | Age 53

Darrin F. Schmitz 53, of Coolidge, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 with Hospice of the Valley at his brother’s home in Gilbert, Arizona. Darrin was born on September 24, 1966 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Daniel R. and Janet (Ahrens) Schmitz.

Darrin graduated from John F. Kennedy High School with the class of 1985. He attend Kirkwood Community College for a Criminology degree then on to University of Northern Iowa to obtain his Law Enforcement degree. Darrin also had a Bio-Processing Technology degree from Indian Hills Community College.

Darrin was a boating-enthusiast who also enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, traveling and Harley riding. He was a jack-of-all-trades who earned a single engine aircraft pilot’s license and a scuba diving certification.

But most important to Darrin, and his most proud achievement, was being an amazing Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, family member and friend. Darrin will be deeply missed by many.

He is survived by his Mother, Janet Fullmer of Cedar Rapids, IA; his Daughter, Madison Schmitz of Lawrenceville, GA; Former Spouse, Dana Wagamon Schmitz of Lawrenceville, GA; Brothers; Barry (& Suzy) Schmitz of Gilbert, AZ, Bryan Schmitz of Cedar Rapids, IA; along with nephew and nieces: Jake, Aly, Janelle (& Shannon) Miazga, Whitney (& Wade) Blaine and Ashley (& Nate) Giles; and many good friends.

Darrin was preceded in death by his Father, Daniel; Stepfather, LaVerne Fullmer; Niece, Allison Schmitz; and Brother-in-Law, Monty Wagamon.

Visitation for Darrin will be held Monday, June 29, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Murdoch Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (520 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404) with the family present to greet friends and relatives.
According to the rules put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health, proper social distancing and reasonable personal protective equipment is advised for attending a public event.
A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Brooks Cemetery, North of Hedrick, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick, Iowa.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Darrin Schmitz please visit the Fremont Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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