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CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Ruby Schmitt, 90, a resident of Lantern Park Rehab and Care Center, Coralville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, after a long illness.

There will be no services. The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to St Paul's United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or Lantern Park Rehab and Care Center.

Mrs. Schmitt was born on March 26, 1912, near Sweetland Center, Muscatine County, the daughter of Joseph Selden and Lois Rachael Darting Martin. She married Vernon J. Schmitt on April 11, 1931, in Aledo, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1968.

After graduating from Muscatine High School in 1929, she was employed by Norman Baker Enterprises in Muscatine. Her family later moved to Davenport where she worked at Geifman's Grocery for more than 10 years. They then moved to Tipton and farmed with her parents. In 1953, they moved to Wisconsin and farmed. In 1958, they moved to Evansville, Wis. and worked for Baker Manufacturing Co. In 1966, they moved back to Iowa, farming the land of Earnest Gaul west of Tipton. After her husband died, she moved into an apartment in Sheet's Funeral Home where she answered the phones and took the city's weekend emergency calls until 1970. She moved back to Davenport and was employed by Crescent Baking Co., retiring in 1980. In 1983, she moved back to Wisconsin and returned to Tipton in September 2000.
After illness and hospitalization in January and February of 2001, she moved into the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center, Coralville.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport.

Survivors include five sisters, Mary Hagens of Muscatine, Lucille Meiresonne of Wilmette, Ill., Josephine Rostenbach and husband Wayne of Bettendorf, Vera Dayle Martin and husband Don of Coralville and Audrey Ann Jean of Buena Park, Calif.; two brothers, Harry Martin and wife Alta of Murphy, N.C. and William Martin and wife Elaine of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Martin of Tipton; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Farnum of Beloit, Wis.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Ronald and Duane; a great-grandson, Lucas Schuett; two sisters, Ruth Martin and Olive Alberhasky; a brother, Walter 'Bud' Martin; and her parents.
NICHOLS, Iowa -- Albert G. Schmitt, 86, Nichols, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine, after a brief illness.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Lone Tree. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers are Robert Viner, John Robinson, Virgil Schmitt, Gary Schmitt, Ron Schmitt, Paul Yedlick and Nick Schmitt. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery. After the burial, a luncheon will be held at the United Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous.

Mr. Schmitt was born on Aug. 12, 1915, in Muscatine County, the son of Nicholas and Paulina Hunt Schmitt.

He served with the 34th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He farmed in the Muscatine and Johnson County area his entire life.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine, and the Farm Bureau, Muscatine.

Survivors include a brother, Harold Schmitt of Nichols and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; and a sister, Maria.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Lila Geneviev Schmitt, 88, Muscatine, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Unity Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers are Chuck Walker, Gene Walker, Jack Bunn, Cayce Norris, Robert C. Doerres and William Kulp. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Schmitt was born on Feb. 8, 1914, in Lone Tree, the daughter of Charles E. and Fannie Enfield Walker. She married Clinton L. Schmitt on June 18, 1938, in Iowa City. He preceded her in death in 2001.

She retired from the Muscatine County Care Facility in December 1985 after 10 years of employment. Prior to that she was manager of the Bargain Bakery for 11 years and manager of Gold Bond Redemption Center in Muscatine and Davenport for more than 10 years.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Women of the Moose and American Association of Retired Persons.

She treasured her family, friends and especially a great-nephew.

Survivors include a daughter, Elaine L. Yerington of Muscatine; a foster son, Dennis Newton of Springfield, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and a sister.
MUSCATINE, Iowa DeWayne R. 'Bill' Schmitt, 80, Muscatine, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at the Riverbend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

The Rev. Dennis Hakes will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Casket bearers include Jose Luna, Al McCleary, Matt McCleary, Bill Miller, Garry Paul and Paul Stewart. Honorary casket bearers are Herb Holtz, Russ Howard, Ed Jondle and Hylan Phillips.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Park Baptist Church, 205 Colorado St., Muscatine, or Baptist Children's Home, Union Grove, Wis.

Mr. Schmitt was born Feb. 20, 1924, the son of Robert and Louise Lewison Schmitt.

He married Betty L. McCulley Sept. 15, 1944.

They enjoyed farm life for many years, retiring in 1987.

Having completed his earthly journey of 80 years on Oct. 1, he is now enjoying his better life in his heavenly home. He made his reservations there by accepting God's son, The Lord Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior many years ago.

He had felt privileged to serve his Risen Savior as usher, trustee, deacon and Sunday school teacher at various times.

He was a member of Walnut Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Sandra Warns of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Schmitt and wife Christine Drake Schmitt of Texas; three grandchildren, Joseph Schmitt and wife Cassandra and Timothy Schmitt, all of Texas, and Trisha and husband Brent of Michigan; three great-grandchildren, Adam and Megan Schmitt of Texas and Justin of Michigan; a brother, Verne and wife Ella Mae of California; a sister, Vera Mae of California; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Freeman; and a sister, Helen.
LONE TREE, Iowa - Harold Nicholas Schmitt, 89, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at his home in Nichols due to a house fire.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery. Following services at the cemetery, a time for food and fellowship will be held at the United Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Nichols or Lone Tree Fire Departments in memory of Harold.

Harold was born on May 24, 1919, in Muscatine County, the son of Nicholas and Pauline Hunt Schmitt. He married Ruby Jehle on October 24, 1948, in Muscatine.

He farmed in the Nichols and Lone Tree area his entire life. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Iowa Cattleman’s Association and a member and past president of the Iowa Polled Hereford Association. He attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Liberty and was also a 4-H leader. He enjoyed working, raising and showing cattle, telling stories, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Gary Schmitt and wife, Gwen, of Nichols, Cindy Monserud and husband, Scott, of Denver, Colorado, and Ron Schmitt and wife, Karin, of Nichols; and five grandchildren, Nick, Alicia, Alison, Peyton and Logan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby; two brothers, George and Albert; and a sister, Marie.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- John W. Schmoldt, 75, of Cedar Rapids died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center after a long illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. The American Legion Hanford Post No. 5 will be conducting the military rites.

Mr. Schmoldt was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Burlington, the son of John and Martha Schmoldt. He married Doreen Moorman in Cedar Rapids, they later divorced.

He was the co-owner of Dick and John's Barbershop for more than 40 years, retiring in the early 1990s.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Hanford Post No. 5.

Survivors include a son, David; a daughter, Barbara Hasley and her husband, Robert, all of Cedar Rapids; and his brother, Dean and his wife, Dorothy, of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Amy, Sherri, Daniel and his friend, Shirley Unruh, of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Weldon.

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