Katie Schmitz, age 22, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. Katie Louise Schmitz was born January 30, 2001 in Lapeer, MI. She is the daughter of Matthew and the late Sherry (Hovis) Schmitz. Katie grew up on the family farm in Imlay City. She is a graduate of Imlay City High School, Class of 2019.
She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church where she help out in the nursery, was a part of the Ignite Team and participated in the Bearing Precious Seed Ministry.
Katie loved to do various art work: painting, wood carving, painting eggshells, papier mache, making catapults and sling shots, and photography. Her favorite art tool was the glue gun. She enjoyed going to the craft store.
She is survived by her father, Matthew Schmitz; siblings, Amanda Marble, Christy Msal, Tom Marble, Jr., Matthew Marble, Heather Keyes, Leslie Marble, Daniel Marble, John Marble, Paul Marble, Iris Schmitz, and Isaac Schmitz; and her grandmothers, Arlene Hovis of North Branch, and Iris Schmitz of Imlay City. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Jeff (Karen) Hovis, Pam (Jon) LaFavor, Gayle Hovis, Michelle (Jim) Young, and John (Sandy) Schmitz; and several cousins.
Katie was preceded in death by: her mother, Sherry Schmitz; and her grandfathers, Jack Schmitz and Norm Hovis.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Crossroads Baptist Church, 6835 Weyer Road, Imlay City, MI. Pastor Jeff DuFour will officiate. Interment will follow at Meadowview Cemetery in Davison, MI.
The family will be available for visitation Wednesday, May 17 from 10-11 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
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