Patricia Schanz

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Patricia Ruth “Pat” Bruno Schanz, nee Clotfelter, 87, of Smithton, IL, born August 9, 1931, in Fairmont City, IL, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Schanz was a wife, homemaker, and co-owner of M & S Fish Stand in Smithton, IL.  She worked at various banks in the area for more than 20 years.  Pat was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL. She was an avid bingo player and an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. She particularly enjoyed time with friends and family and loved her grandchildren to the moon and back.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William R. Bruno; her second husband, Lloyd R. Schanz; her parents, Daniel N. and Josephine, nee Nickleson, Clotfelter; and one brother, Daniel Clotfelter Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna R. LaPorte of Smithton, IL, and Nancy J. (Donald) Becker of Smithton, IL;
two sons, William N. (Kathy) Bruno of Freeburg, IL, and Darin L. (Stacey) Bruno of Wright City, MO;
11 grandchildren, Justin Keck, Ryan (Anne) LaPorte, Stephen (Stacey) Bruno, Lindsay (Dan) Classen, Elizabeth (Brian) Saunders, Adam (Erin) Becker, Andrew Becker, Nick Bruno, Clara Bruno, Evelyn Bruno, and Raelee Bruno;
seven great-grandchildren, Oliver, Tate, Dax, Beau, Taylor, Madelyn, and Georgia;
nieces and nephews;
and one sister-in-law, Shirley Knight.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, to HSHS Hospice, or to Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.

Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


4 Comments on Patricia Schanz

Mary Cook said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2019 at 1:17 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family in there loss of a there loved one.

  • OFallon
  • Missouri
Jo Arttus said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2019 at 5:24 PM

Donna and Nancy I am sadden by the news of your mom passing away. May your hearts be filled with great memories of her life. May she rest in peace,

  • paris
  • ar
John DeFriese said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Darin and Nick sorry for your loss may Mom and Grandma rest in peace.

  • Wentzville
  • Missouri
Dawn S Baker said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2019 at 2:31 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your mom was such a sweet and caring woman. So sorry for your loss.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois

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