Roger John SchmolziSeptember 22nd, 2021
Roger John Schmolzi, 64, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 16, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 13, 1957, in California, Missouri, a son of John and Nedra (Strickfaden) Schmolzi. Roger was united in marriage on December 31, 1977, to Karla Reed at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City. He was a 1975 graduate of Helias High School. Roger joined the United States Navy in 1977, and proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1978. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lincoln University. Roger worked for the Missouri State Courts Administrator and most recently Wipro Infocrossing. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, financial planning, and home automation. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Karla Schmolzi; mother, Nedra Schmolzi; sons, Timothy Schmolzi and Kevin Schmolzi (Kristy); brother, Russell Schmolzi (Wendy); grandchildren, Celena Schmolzi and Jonathan Fisher; and great-granddaughter, Chloe Fisher. Roger was preceded in death by his father, John Schmolzi. Friends were received from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at St. Peter Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jeremy Secrist officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter in loving memory of his beloved dog, Maggie. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.