Donald G. ‘Don’ Schmitz, Age 85 of Anoka. Preceded in death by parents, Al and Mary; and brothers, Richard, Florian and Leon. Survived by loving wife, Julie; daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Busse, Judy (Kevin) Kulsrud and Carol Schmitz, son, Ron (Shannon) Schmitz; grandchildren, Bryce, Kayla, Blake, Megan, Brooke, Eli, and Emma; siblings, Edna (Leonard) Orth, Dorothy Trisko, and Mary (Dan) Weber, Al (Lorraine) Schmitz, Susan Dirkes and Diane Schmitz; sisters-in-law, Lenore and Betty; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 525 Jackson St., Anoka. Private interment  was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Oak Grove. Family visitation was held July 16 at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover.   Arrangements were made with Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Andover (763) 767-7373  www.thurston-deshaw.com.         

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