Patricia A. “Pat” Schimmel

Patricia A. “Pat” Schimmel, 79, of rural Frankfort, passed away on January 26, 2023, at Compassus Hospice Home in Indianapolis.  She was born on July 9, 1943, in Frankfort, IN, to Thomas A. and Martha Belle (Meeker) Hickman. She married John A. Schimmel on February 3, 1962 at the Antioch Church; he survives.

Pat was a graduate of Jackson High School in Antioch. She retired from Exide General Battery in Frankfort, for a number of years, as a payroll clerk. She formerly attended Manson Church but really enjoyed watching Les Feldick on TV. Pat was a great mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed riding her horses John Henry and Belle, her dogs, dinners, giving snacks and receiving snacks, getting and receiving phone calls, and spending lots of time at the cabin in Michigan.

Along with her husband John of Frankfort, Pat is survived by her sons, Scott A. (Tanya) Schimmel of Frankfort and Troy A. (Lori) Schimmel of Colfax; brothers, Jim Hickman and Richard (Linda) Hickman; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and many neighbors and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Per Pat’s request, there are no services scheduled. Memorial donations in Pat’s honor may be made to your favorite charity.

Day & Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


  1. So sorry to hear this news !!! My Mother and Marthabelle were friends for Many years being in Mothers Club together !!! Pat was always so friendly to me even as we got older!!! Prayers to the whole family!!!

  2. Dear Dick,Linda and your family; Thinking of you at this time and may your memories give you comfort. Sincerely, Carol Morehouse Stern

  3. Sorry to hear about Pat. We were neighbors to Pat dad and mom. I went to school with Pat. I have a lot of good memories. God Bless, Dick and Janet Gray

  4. So sorry for your loss. Pat and I were cousins. On the Hickson side. But not close. I was always going to call her and talk to her but something would come up and then it was to late like now. Cindy Wyatt Slaven

  5. John,
    I was sorry to hear about Pat. I first met her when I had taken something to Martha Belle. Your family will be in my prayers.

  6. This news is very heart breaking for me, my brother Sam, & my sister Kandy. They were great neighbors and friends. Pat and her family were a big part of our early life.
    May she rest in peace.

    The Scotts

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