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Kirk M. Schmieg dies at 45

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Kirk M. Schmieg, 45, passed away on March 27, 2009 in Fenton, Mich., due to a heart attack.

He was born November 2, 1963, in Chapel Hill, N. C., the son of Glenn Schmieg of Milwaukee, Wis. and Nancy Schmieg Martin, of Chesterton, both of whom survive him.

Other survivors are his stepfather James Martin of Chesterton, a sister Rhiannon (John) Litus of Park Ridge, Ill., stepbrothers Sean Martin of Chicago, Kieran (Lisa Marie) Martin of Lincolnwood, Ill., Kael (Karen) Martin of James Island, S. C., Tadhg (Kim) Martin of Evanston, Ill., and Padraig (Nicole) Martin of Chesterton; stepsisters, Siobhan Martin of Vernon Hills, Ill., Deirdre Giese of Evanston, Ill., and Fiona Martin of Chesterton; and his fiancˇe, Kathy Boldt of Fenton, Mich. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A stepsister, Moira Martin of Chesterton, preceded him in death.

Kirk's greatest love was people, and the more the merrier, which love was reciprocated throughout his life. His passions were working with his hands including carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs among all other forms of building maintenance. All manner of outdoor activities, his friends, family and cats, were his pleasure.

Cremation took place on March 30, and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Posted 4/3/2009