Samantha Marie Schmerheim

  • Born: December 22, 1994
  • Died: November 12, 2020
  • Location: Clarkston, Michigan

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Samantha Marie Schmerheim age 25 passed away on November 12, 2020, at her home in Clarkston, Michigan. Samantha was born December 22, 1994, in Detroit Michigan the daughter of Anna Shrum and Fredrick Schmerheim.

Samantha, affectionately called "Sam" by her family and friends, was a "bright light" with a contagious smile. As a young girl, she was intelligent, creative, quick-witted, kind, and a bit quirky. Sam loved to draw and dress fancy, cherishing her many Halloweens dressed as her favorite witch. She was always polite and meticulous with her manners. Sam never followed the traditional course of life and some could say she danced along her own path smiling and laughing the whole way.

Sam was raised in St. Clair Shores and attended Lakeshore High School where her sphere of friends included every group. Following her schooling, she explored many work careers beginning first at the local Hungry Howie's Pizzeria. She would tell people "I am a Pizza Chef", and giggle. Later she sold cars and flooring for Ultra Floors and Superb. Recently Sam found her career within the field of dental health care. She worked as a dental assistant with aspirations of continuing her education to become a fully certified dental assistant.

Away from work, Sam was an artist and a free spirit. She would reminisce about her wonderful vacation to Mexico and other trips she took with family and friends. Sam loved the sun and nature, especially being outside surrounded by animals. Her heart was devoted to her beloved Dalmatian, named "Heaven", whom she adored, and her three cats, Jebediah, Finn, and Pepper. Sam loved others and they, in turn, fell in love with her contagious smile, quick wit, and zest for life …often being called "the life of the party". Sam had many friends, and in turn was a wonderful and loyal friend. She would endear others with her humor, kindness, and authenticity.

Sam had a great love and affection for all of her family and was a dedicated, loving, and protective big sister. Additionally, her maternal side loved being a caretaker of her siblings and younger cousins, all of whom she enjoyed trekking out to the movies, zoos, beaches, and parks.
Sam is survived by her beloved parents Anna Shrum and Jeremy Weiss, her father Frederick Schmerheim. She was the dear sister of Allan Weiss, Jared Weiss, and granddaughter of Maria Herrera, Marcia Koskos, Frederick Schmerheim, and great-granddaughter of Henry Ray Shrum. Sam is further survived by many loving family members and countless friends.

In the current Covid-19 Virus conditions, Sam would never want a conventional funeral to be held... Sam's mother and family will be hosting a life celebration and drive-by remembrance for Sam Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the family home. For those concerned about the virus the family asks that you merely drive by the home located at 22609 St. Gertrude Street in St. Clair Shores, from 11am - 12 Noon to show your respects to the family. Other family members and friends are invited to the home to celebrate Sam's life from 1pm until 6pm, concluding with a firework celebration of a beautiful life.

All Covid-19 preventative protocols will be adhered to and in place during the celebration of life. Please share your memories of Sam at her memory book above.


Condolence & Memory Journal

As my daughter goes through this rough time, I try to be there, the hurt i have to see my daughter in is just as much as loosing my grandaughter sammie! Its hurts much for me to see my first heart my daughter and my second heart sammie!!I KNOW THIS WILL BE HARD FOR all of us!! Exspecially my son in - law Jeremy, I so proud to see him be the rock of our family at this time, all my gr.children and Daughter Diamond and son Edward and daughter- in - law rosie and My sis cindy and brother -n law John sammies brothers A.j.and Jerry, and cousins Dino Ida and Teddy, Jaden, Tyler !! Sammie you are our Familys angel now John her of 12 years boyfriend !! Love you our angel!! Meme loves you more !!

Posted by Maria Herrera - Richmond, MI - Grandparent   November 23, 2020

God Bless

Posted by Tammy shelton - roseville, MI - Friend   November 19, 2020

Anna and family - No words can express the sadness felt for your family. May God watch over all of you during this tragic time.

Posted by Melissa Zeiser - Macomb - Friend   November 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ❤ Samantha is a beautiful Angel! I am so sorry I can't be there Saturday,but know I have been thinking about you every day Anna and will continue my prayers. I am heartbroken for you. Sam is rejoicing with all her family in heaven right now and we know she is at peace. Love and hugs to you Anna, Jeremy, AJ, & Jared.

Posted by Linda Dupuis - Radcliff, KY - Family   November 19, 2020

Sending prayers to Samantha's family!

Posted by Sheila Carrithers - Warren, MI - Family Friend   November 19, 2020

Sammy was like a sister to me. We were nearly conjoined at the hip for such a long time. We spent so much time together. All the adventures and shenanigans - ranging from hanging out in the garage, Sammy skipping her 3rd hour to hang out with me during lunches, exploring forests in the area, or just scrolling through memes together and watching cartoons. I don't think this "memory" message entry will have enough space to go into all of our quests and stories. I'll always remember you screaming slim shady/juicy j lyrics in the "shady whip" while on our various journeys on our quest FOR WORLD DOMINATION. My life would not be the same if I had not met you at Shane's and became best friends with you at Rene's and my life will not be the same now that you are no longer here with us. I know you are with us in spirit and my daughter will know you through our photos and stories. I hope she one day has a best friendship like we had. So loved by so many,understood by few. A ray of shining sunshine even during dark circumstances...

We love you, Sammy.

Posted by Lauren Bianchi - Saint Clair SHORES, MI - Friend   November 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Samantha. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace beautiful. You are loved by so many.

Posted by Karin Poston - Mt.Clemens, MI - Family   November 19, 2020


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