SCHMITZ, Hattie H. (Hruska) 1927-2018
SCHMITZ, HRUSKA, STIKA
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 9/11/2018 at 23:17:30
Hattie H. Schmitz
January 22, 1927 - September 10, 2018
Hattie H. Schmitz, 91, of Gilbertville, Iowa, died Monday, September 10, at Thalman Square of the Western Home Communities.
She was born January 22, 1927, in Protivin, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Stika Hruska. She married Harold Schmitz on June 3, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cresco. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1999.
Hattie and her husband owned and operated Schmitz Trustworthy Hardware Store in Gilbertville for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1989.
Survivors include three sons: Randy (Cindy) Schmitz of Evansdale, Howard (Debbie) Schmitz of Janesville, and Tim Schmitz of Waterloo; three daughters: Janan (Randy) Weber of Raymond, Lori (Gary) Skillings of Vergas, Minn, and Paula (Ron) Firth of Moline, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen (Ray) Rowley; a brother, Edward (Rita) Hruska; and by a sister, Mary Ann in infancy.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery both in Gilbertville. Public visitation from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street where there will be a 4 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Jesup St. Pius X #1714 rosary and a 6 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Bosco System.
Hattie enjoyed travelling with her husband to their ancestral roots and National Parks. She enjoyed bowling, bicycling on the nature trails and initiated the greeting card recycling group at IC parish. She also enjoyed the many family gatherings.
SOURCE: Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service
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