Louis Joseph Schmitz

Services for longtime Cortez resident Louis Joseph Schmitz are pending with Ertel Funeral Home.

Lou was born Dec. 13, 1930 in Saint Louis, Mo., the son of Robert Peter and Theresa (Geders) Schmitz. He passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the age of 83.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home.

For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.