ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Attendees at a funeral service for a central Illinois appellate judge who died unexpectedly, weeks into his new job, praised him for his kindness and intelligence.

The Springfield State Journal-Register reports Thursday’s funeral procession for Justice John Schmidt passed the Sangamon County Complex, where Schmidt worked as state’s attorney and a circuit judge.

The 52-year-old Schmidt died Dec. 19th of heart disease.

He is survived by his wife, Robin, and a 14-year-old son.

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