Patricia Rokita-Schmidt

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Patricia A. Rokita-Schmidt, nee Rokita, 79, of Belleville, IL, born August 24, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Stearns Nursing Home, Granite City, IL.

Patricia was the former owner of the St. Clair Psychological Group. She retired after many years as an Adjunct Professor, teaching psychology at Southwestern Illinois College. Patricia was a member of the St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Lucille, nee Coddington, Rokita; her niece, Lynn Rokita; and a son-in-law, Steven Eichholz.

She is survived by her children, Keith A. Schmidt and Deborah Eichholz;
seven grandchildren;
a brother, James (Sharon) Rokita;
and a nephew, David Rokita.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

FuneralA Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial of cremated remains will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


4 Comments on Patricia Rokita-Schmidt

Kathy Schaefer said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2023 at 6:03 AM

So sorry for your loss.

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
Judy Freeman said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2023 at 1:38 PM

I am sorry I cannot make visitation for your mother due to illness of my own.Know that I am with you in my thoughts and prayer. She is especially with me in my heart. May she rest in peace.

  • Swansea
  • IL - Illinois
Lisa Martin-Magyarkuti said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2023 at 12:25 AM

Debbie, Keith and Family. Pat was such a unique person. She always had a zest for life and kinda set an example to a 20 year old college student that had no odea what she wanted to do with her life. She will be sadly missed and again, I am sorry for your loss.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2023 at 10:25 PM

Dear Debbie, Keith & family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother, grandma, etc. RIP Patricia.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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