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I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, currently assigned to Divine Child Parish in Dearborn, Michigan. When I manage to keep the page updated, hopefully something interesting can be found here!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Joshua Michael Schmiedicke, Requiescat in Pace

Please pray for the four-year-old son of Regina Doman-Schmiedicke, Joshua Michael, who died on Saturday. Regina is an alumna of Franciscan University and is an outstanding author. She's currently working on some great Catholic novels for teens. Visit her website here.

In the meantime, please pray for Regina, her husband Andrew, and their other children Thomas, 2, and Marygrace, 6.

Obituary follows:

Joshua Michael Schmiedicke, 4, of Strasburg died Saturday at Warren Memorial Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal by the Rev. Edward Hathaway. Burial will be in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Joshua was born July 26, 2001, in Front Royal, son of Andrew T. and Regina E. Doman Schmiedicke of Strasburg. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Surviving with his parents are two brothers, Caleb Schmiedicke and Thomas Schmiedicke; three sisters, Rose Schmiedicke, Marygrace Schmiedicke and Joan Schmiedicke; grandparents, John and Michele Doman and Tom and Candy Schmiedicke; and great-grandmothers, Helen Doman and Joanne Kane.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church, during which a Christian wake will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Save A Family Plan, P.O. Box 611832, Port Huron, Mich. 48061-1832.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.