Henrik "Henry" J. Schmell, 83, of Griffith, IN, passed away on July 17, 2020, after a second courageous battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rose, children Victor (Debbie) Schmell, Henry (Donna) Schmell, and Tina Bubala; beloved grandchildren Bryan, Amy Elizabeth, Kellie, Katrina, and Julie; great-grandchildren Adelynn, Uriel, and Kalman; daughter-in-law Betty Baker; sister-in-law Eva, and her family; and special neighbors, the Bell's. He was preceded in death by his son Kalman in 1980. A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
Henry came to the Untied States in 1956 from Hungary, settled in Griffith, and worked at Inland Steel for 40 years. He loved Manchester United soccer, White Sox baseball, working in his shop, everything his wife cooked (except chicken), and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He was a kind and generous man who will be greatly missed.
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