SCHMIDT, George C. 1904-1971
SCHMIDT, SNITTJER, FINKE
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Date: 6/20/2014 at 20:13:01
Services Held For George Schmidt
Funeral services for George C. Schmidt were held on Saturday afternoon, March 27, 1971 at 1 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman. Mrs. Woodrow Lindaman and Mrs. Harold Okones sang two duet numbers accompanied by Miss Marcella Neessen, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Harold Okones and Mrs. William Stoehr. Pallbearers were James Meyer, Gary Stoehr, Edwin Behrends, Harold Okones, Harm A. Rust and Wilbur Knock. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
George Carl Schmidt passed away around 10 o'clock on Thursday morning, March 25, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center following a lingering illness. He had been taken to the hospital for treatment on March 19th. He reached the age of 66 years, 11 months and 18 days.
He was born on a farm in Melrose township, southeast of Wellsburg, the son of Carl and Lamke (Snittjer) Schmidt. He attended the rural school in the area, and attended Wellsburg high school for a short time.
He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Finke on March 21, 1938, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arthur Huneke. Following their marriage they lived on a farm in Colfax township, southeast of Wellsburg and have lived there all of their married life. They were privileged to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on March 21, 1963.
He was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church, having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on November 16, 1941. He was also a member of the Men's Brotherhood.
Those who preceded him were his parents and two brothers, Fred and John Schmidt.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie, two daughters, (Carol), Mrs. Ray Tessau of Wellsburg; (Janice), Mrs. Keith Koenen of Sheffield; one sister (Anna), Mrs. Charles Claus of Peoria, Ill.; one brother, Leonard Schmidt of Wellsburg; three granddaughters and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 April 1971, pg 9
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