Thomas J. "Tommy" Schmitt, 43, of Mud Lake Road, Dubuque, Iowa passed away on October 2, 2022, the result of a tractor accident.
A Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Sherrill, Iowa.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 7th, 2022, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd and also after 9:00 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Tommy was born on September 6, 1979, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Cliff and Becky (Clayton) Schmitt. He attended Hempstead High School and was currently employed at John Deere Dubuque Works. He was a member of the Hawkeye Vintage Farm Machinery Association.
He married Beth Hammerand on May 15th, 2004, in Dubuque. Tommy was an amazing and loving husband and father. His infectious smile brightened everyone around him.
Every year Tommy looked forward to deer hunting in the Schmitt group for the last 25+ years. Each year he had lots of laughs and new stories to tell for years to come. To fulfill his wife’s love of traveling, they took multiple vacations together and with the whole family; from going to different countries to across country road tripping. Together they loved to explore new places while looking for the best food locations to fulfill his never-ending appetite.
Tommy was the cook of his family, a wonderful skill he picked up from his parents. Growing up he observed that food brought people together and would find any reason to have a gathering. He loved to smoke different meats on his pellet grill to share with everyone. Tommy was a very social person that thrived being around others. He loved using sarcasm, sharing all sorts of stories and being a part of all the fun.
On most Sundays he kept busy with his newfound hobby of tractor pulling. He felt very welcomed when he joined the Hawkeye Vintage Farm Machinery Association. Many hours were spent searching for a bigger, more powerful tractor or working on fine tuning his tractor to keep up with the veteran members. He truly loved every moment of it.
But cannot forget to mention all the years he enjoyed riding bikes & motorcycles, playing baseball, softball, darts, foosball and pool leagues. And all the people he met that made him Smile each and every day.
Tommy is survived by his wife Beth Schmitt; two children Ethan and Madeline; his parents Cliff and Becky Schmitt; his brother Terry (Nikki) Schmitt; nephews Cliff and Clay; his grandfather Richard Keller; mother-in-law Lynne Hammerand; sister-in-law Jenn Hammerand; his niece Akaela and his brother-in-law Derek (Jennifer) Hammerand.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Timothy and Adam Schmitt; grandmother Mary Keller; grandfather Charles Clayton; grandparents Clifford and Rosella Schmitt and his father-in-law Tim Hammerand.
In lieu of flowers a Tommy Schmitt memorial fund will be established.