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Schild, Mildred Leona 1920-2013


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 12/16/2016 at 09:17:37

The Grinnell (IA) Herald-Register
Dec. 5, 2013


Mildred Schild, 93, passed away surrounded by her family Nov. 24, 2013. Funeral services will be Dec. 7 at 10:30 at Hrabak Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Eastin officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service.

Mildred Leona Koep was born August 27, 1920, south of Keystone, to Louis and Amelia Balhorn Koep. She attended Kane township country school until 1933 when the family moved to a farm east of Belle Plaine. Then she attended Buckeye country school and graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1937. On December 14, 1940, she married John Richard (Dick) Schild at the Congregational Church parsonage in Belle Plaine. They made their home on their farm near Belle Plaine. Mildred was an active partner on the farm. She was a member of the First Congregational Church where she taught Sunday School and was one of "the church ladies." She also belonged to Friendly Neighbors, Jr. Farm Bureau, was Cub Scout Den Mother, and served as Iowa Township Clerk for many years.

She is survived by her husband; son Don (Jeananne) of Grinnell and daughter Ann Reinhardt of Keystone; grandchildren Chris Schild of Des Moines, Cory Schild of North Liberty, Clint (Keri)Schild of Tucson, Az. and Tricia (Buck) Carl of Belle Plaine; great grandchildren Luke, Chase, and Tatum Schild; her sister Dorothy Miller of Grinnell; in-laws Don (Jean) Schild and Mildred Beyer; aslo one niece and many nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Helen; brother Stanley Koep in 1996; son-in-law John Reinhardt; and grandson John Matthew Reinhardt.

The family suggests any memorial gifts honoring Mildred be give to the Belle Plaine Historical Museum, Mayflower Community in Grinnell, or the donor's choice.

A Remembrance will be held at the Carmen Center at the Mayflower I Grinnell, Iowa at 2:30 on Sunday, December 8, 2013.


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