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William V. “Bill” Schmitto Jr.

Published: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

FRANKLIN GROVE – William Von “Bill” Schmitto Jr., 45, of Franklin Grove, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 9, 1967, in Murphysboro, to William and Judith (Murray) Schmitto. He married Terry Schwarz on Feb. 16, 1990, in Dixon.

He was a mechanic by trade, and delivered the Dixon Telegraph by motor route. He enjoyed fishing, scrapping, working on cars, and especially, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Terry; his son, Kody Allen at home; his brothers, Everett (Laura) Schmitto of Mendota and Jeff (Tammy) Schmitto of Franklin Grove; his sister, Rayetta (Jeff) Eckhardt of Franklin Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home in Ashton. Interment will be at Daysville Cemetery in Oregon.

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