William R. Schmehr


MURRAY, Ky. – William Raymond Schmehr, 77, of Murray, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church in Mendota at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until just before services at Wasmer Funeral Home.

William (Bill) was born on March 1,1945 in LaSalle to Raymond and Teresa (Dzurison) Schmehr. He graduated Mendota High School in 1963, received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University and obtained a Master's in Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago while raising three young children. 

He will be forever missed by his three daughters, Marcey (Marc) Zolner of Carmel, Ind., Tina (Matt) Harrison of Carmel, Ind., and Kimberly Schmehr of Denver, Colo.; his two sons, Jeffrey (Kandie) Schmehr of Irvine, Calif., and Kevin Schmehr of Aurora; eight grandchildren; brother David Schmehr of Succasunna, N.J.; and sister RaeAnn Pedersen of Sugar Grove.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents.

Bill was a Marketing Executive for Ace Hardware Corporation for 24 years and then worked for Phase III Inc. before retiring in 2005. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time hiking, fishing, boating, and enjoying nature. He loved to drive the Kentucky roads looking for wildlife. Bill was a faithful member of the Catholic church.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Cross Church. Condolences may be left at wasmerfuneralhome.com.

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