08/23/1957 - 12/09/2023
Service Date: 12/22/2023
Service Time: 11:00AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert AZ 85297

Judy Lynne Schmitt, age 66 entered Heaven on December 9th, 2023, surrounded by her family. Judy was known to many as a compassionate, kind, and loving woman. She was selfless in life and had one of the biggest hearts for her family and friends. Judy was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 23rd, 1957, raised by her parents Donald and Eunice Weismantel. Together they raised older brother Don and younger sisters, Bonnie and Robin.

In 1977, Judy met the love of her life, Doug Schmitt, in Aberdeen, South Dakota at a mutual friend’s wedding. Later that year, the two were married and remained the best part of each other’s lives for 46 years. Together, Judy and Doug enjoyed spending time at their family cabin at Lake Byron and were members of American Lutheran Church. They made their home and family in Huron and welcomed two children to share the journey of life with. In 1978, their first daughter Amanda Lynne was born. They welcomed their son Ryan Douglas in 1983.

Included in almost every family picture was Dandy, the Schmitt’s Cocker Spaniel who was loved by Judy and her family very dearly. In 1993, Doug and Judy built their dream home that held their beautiful family for years to come.

During Judy’s career, she worked at Lewis Drug, Farm Bureau Insurance and was an Administrative Assistant for The Huron Public Schools. She volunteered as a board member of the Huron Teen Center. In 2004, she and Doug purchased Wheeler’s Business Products where she assumed the role as President and CEO. In 2005, Doug and Judy also purchased and operated Business Products Inc in Mitchell, South Dakota. Judy was a very intelligent woman, she especially enjoyed accounting.

In 2014, Judy and Doug moved to Rathdrum, Idaho to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They built another beautiful home on 20 acres of land. Judy loved watching her horses and wild turkeys from her porch. She had an abundance of love for her two dogs, Sadie and Ruby and her two cats, Tootsie and Ellie. Judy had a delicate touch and was known as “Nana” to all of her grandchildren. They knew Nana would always be there to comfort and love them unconditionally.

Judy was a beacon of strength and despite health complications, was able to make sure everyone around her felt loved and cherished. She and Doug ventured to Queen Creek, Arizona in 2022 following the family she dearly loved, where she closed the final chapter of her life.

Judy will be remembered by her family and friends as a person they were glad to have known and had the blessing to love. Her laugh and smile were contagious, and the love she displayed cannot be replicated.

Judy was the most loving and devoted wife, mother, and Nana. She is survived by her Husband, Doug Schmitt of Queen Creek, Arizona, Daughter, Mandy (and Jeremy) Meltebarger of Mesa, Arizona, Son, Ryan (and Breanna) Schmitt of Gilbert, Arizona, and four grandchildren, Jaycey, Hailey, and Kyleya Meltebarger and Jackson Schmitt.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Eunice Weismantel, by her in-laws, Mel and Myra Schmitt, and siblings, Robin Weismantel and Don Krahn.


  • Gail Meltebarger

    Marty and I are so sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
    Love you all Marty and Gail

  • I was so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing from Mandy.
    Judy was my “rock” for nearly 10 years in Huron. She was a terrific office manager and she helped me with Rachel, giving her hair cuts, letting her spend a night or two while I traveled for work.
    Her laugh was inspiring and joyful.
    My love to Doug, Mandy and Ryan.

  • Jeanie Greenwood

    Doug and I were so happy to spend time with Judy and Doug in Arizona. We had planned more get togethers for this winter. God had other plans. As we get closer to Christmas, I will think of them singing in God’s Heavenly Choir. No more pain, no more sorrow. Rest in Peace.

  • Kevin and Amy Van Diepen

    Doug and family, we are so sad to hear about the passing of Judy. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    We sure do miss you all.

  • Michael and Barrie Held

    Doug and family, We ask the Lord to comfort and shelter you during your loss. Judy was a dedicated worker and fun loving person.

  • Cindy Mittleider

    Doug, Mandy, Ryan and family, Clyde and I were heart broken to hear of Judy’s passing. She was always so much fun and a great neighbor. Our sincere condolences to you all!??

  • Loren & Jan Struble

    We were saddened to hear of your family’s loss. Judy was always a smiling face and a bright spirit when we worked with her. May her loving spirit and your lovely memories of her bring you comfort. God bless.

  • Jamie and Tracie Gogolin

    Doug and family, We are so very sorry to hear about Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • So very sorry to hear this!! My condolences to Doug and all the family.

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