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EL DORADO TIMES, 4 March 2000
Albert R. "Bert" Schmutz, 62, of Eureka, died Thursday, March 2, 2000. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, at the Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home in Eureka with the Rev. James Bush, pastor of the Eureka First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 17, 1937 at the family's farm home at Madison. The second of three children born to Richard and Margret Estellene (Todd) Schmutz, he was raised in the country near Lamont. He attended grade school there and was a 1955 graduate of Lamont High School. Following graduation he was employed by S.E. Seed in Madison.

On June 14, 1958, he married Carol Joyce Keith at El Dorado. They lived in the Madison and Eureka areas.

On March 23, 1984, Bert married Carol Griffitts Lacy at Eureka where they made their home. She survives.

He worked most of his career in the construction industry, working for Russell and Sons Company of Eureka, beginning in 1964 until the time of his death. He took a leave of absence in 1976 to work for the Flour Arabia Gas Project in Saudi Arabia.

He had a gift and passion for working with his hands and mind. His talent created many wonderful projects and homes.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by three daughters, Joanna Hofman of Newark, Del., Jolie Bilson of Eureka and Kelly Lacy-Cline of El Dorado; three sons, John of Osawatomie, Jay of Ottawa and Jeremy of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Marjorie McIlvain of Madison; a brother, Richard of Destin, Fla. and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice, Inc. of Wichita, Greenwood County Home Health Care or the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading

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