Name:    James Bernard Schmeiser

From:  The Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, Tennessee
Date:  Friday, August 13, 2004

March 9, 1931 -- August 1, 2004

James Bernard Schmeiser, 73, of Crossville, formerly of Holland, OH, passed away Aug. 1, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 3 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ann Markle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Garden in Waterville, OH.

Mr. Schmeiser was born March 9, 1931 in Tiffin, OH, the son of George Bernard Schmeiser and Chrissire Lucile Daughenbaugh.

He was retired from Ford Motor Co. and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran, having served in Korea. He was a lifetime member of Holland American Legion, Lucas County Commander, First District Commander and Department of Ohio sergeant-at-arms. He was also a member of AmVets, Elks, Eagles and Knights of Columbus. He worked as a security guard at Lake Tansi and loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife, Aggie Schmeiser of Crossville, daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Scoop Williams of Crossville, Tina and Mike Watson of Holland, OH and Janice Palm of Holland, OH; stepchildren, Roger and Dorene Rockafellow of Alma, MI, Rodney and Yvonne Rockafellow of Carson, MI, Rick and Darlene Rockafellow of Six Lakes, MI, Scot and Tammy Rockafellow of Gillette, WY, Mark and Candi Rockafellow of St. Louis, MO, Mike and Stephanie Rockafellow of Six Lakes, MI, Kevin and Cindy Rockafellow of Marco Island, FL, Kimberly Rockafellow of Rock Hill, SC, Kurt and Shelly Rockafellow of Hillsdale, MI and Matt and Karen Rockafellow of Crossville; brother, Tom Schmeiser of Toledo, OH; and sisters, Janet Bassenger of Temperose, MI and Carol Butler of Syvania, OH; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Schmeiser.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC was in charge of the arrangements.