Albert Phillip Schmalz

Birth Date: November 27, 1937
Death Date: April 11, 2012

Burial Details

Mortuary Name: Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory


Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5B - April 13, 2012
Albert Phillip Schmalz, age 74,
o f M o n t r o s e , p a s s e d a w a y
Wednesday morning, April 11,
2012, at his home.
Albert was born November 27,
1 9 3 7 , t o M a n u e l a n d I r e n e
(Scheetz) Schmalz in Delta, CO.
He spent his childhood on the
farm on Ash Mesa in Delta and
g r a d u a t e d f r o m O l a t h e H i g h
School. Albert married Carole Ann Hale on August 15, 1959, in
Montrose. Albert worked with the City of Montrose, retiring from
the City after over 20 years of service. He loved the outdoors and
the mountains. A good time was often spent camping and fishing.
Albert enjoyed working with his hands. He spent many hours doing
woodworking and building. He will be greatly missed by his family
and grandchildren.
Surviving family members include his beloved wife, Carole of the
family home in Montrose; sons, Don (Caroline) Schmalz of Peyton,
Co; Steve (Bobbie) Schmalz, and Brian (Alisha) Schmalz all of
Colorado Springs, CO; one daughter, Cindy (Pat) Wigley of Blue
Springs, MO; brothers, Joe (Mary Ann) Schmalz, Frank (Cindy) and
George (Marie) Schmalz, all of Grand Junction, CO: sisters, Millie
(Tom) Sinner of Delta, CO; Marti (Dwight) Serfoss of Cortez, CO;
Mary Hovis, Marge (Rick) Radebaugh, and Teri (John) Baviere all
of Grand Junction, CO; three granddaughters; eight grandsons; one
great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson. Albert was preceded
in death by brothers, Sonny, Mike, David and Tim Schmalz and his
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
& Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose,
CO 81402 or a Memorial Park Bench for Riverbottom Park,
c/o of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO,
81401. A Memorial service in celebration of Albert's life will be
held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic
Church. The Service will conclude at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home &
Crematory, Montrose, CO.


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