James R. Schmitz

1970 - 2021


James R. “Jim” Schmitz, 50 of Madison, formally of Jefferson, died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at UW-Hospital of Madison.

Jim was born on August 20, 1970 in Nacogdoches, TX, the son of James Schmitz and Tonya (Sickler) Taylor.  His family moved to Jefferson in Jim’s youth and he graduated in 1988 from Jefferson High School.  Jim worked various jobs in the area and had 2 sons.  He loved the Brewer’s and followed them closely.  He was a huge fan of the Madison-based country band, Madison County, and had a gift for gab.  Jim was a dedicated Republican and could be a friend to anyone.

He is survived by: his sons Zach Schmitz of Lone Tree, CO. and Josh Schmitz of Mt. Horeb, WI; sisters Vicky (Brian) Monogue of Jefferson, Tammy (Dr. Victor Moreno) King of St. Frances, and Denise Loeber of Eagle.  Jim is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Jon Loeber.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.

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Jerry Tetting

April 16, 2021 10:18 PM

RIP jimmy

Jeffrey Boettcher

April 15, 2021 5:57 PM


Debra Friedl

April 13, 2021 10:59 PM

So very sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing . He was a really nice person that had a lot of hard knocks . He treated others with value even when they didn’t reciprocate. His unique and colorful ways made him easy to love even amidst frustration. May he relish in the Love and peace he now has with Jesus. .

Jeanine Leija

April 13, 2021 11:26 AM

Jimmy you will be sorely missed. My condolences to your family. Rest In Peace. Fly high Jimmy.

Jennifer Heider Wunrow

April 12, 2021 7:35 PM

I used to date Jim a long time ago, so I’ve known him back when him and I were in High School. Him Jefferson and I Fort Atkinson. I’m so sorry for your families loss. May he Rest In Peace.

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