Marcia Lynn Schmitz
Marcia Lynn Schmitz, known as Marci, was taken into the Lord’s arms on the morning of May 15, 2014, following a stroke. During the last 33 hours of her life here on earth, she was surrounded by close friends and family who kept vigil with her at Delnor hospital in Geneva, Ill.
Born on Dec. 30, 1961, Marci spent most of her life in the Seguin area. She graduated high school in Seguin as Salutatorian. Marci entered Texas Lutheran University on a full scholarship and was soon forced to end her education because of her chronic illness. She was an avid photographer/videographer and photographed the music scene in Austin, traveling all over Texas to go to concerts where she was personal friends with many members of professional bands, who used Marci’s photos on their WebPages.
Marci was preceded in death by her mother Kathryn Schmitz, grandparents Hugo and Frieda Schulze, and her aunt Ruth M. Schulze, all from Seguin. She is survived by her uncle Luther A. Schulze from Seguin and her cousin Stacy Dresch and son Nicholas Dresch, also of Texas. Marci leaves behind many, many close friends: Dottie Barnes of San Marcos, Tracy Dettman and family of Big Rock, Ill. and members from the Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Ill. and Christ Our Light Anglican Church in Big Rock, Ill.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24 at First Baptist Church of Big Rock, Ill.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date in her hometown of Seguin. Call Dottie Barnes, (512) 751-4187 if you wish to be notified of that service.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in the name of “THESARCE” to FreeRepublic.com LLC, PO Box 9771, Fresno, Calif. 93794.
Services by Nelson Funeral Home, www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.