SCHMIDT, Minnie 1927-2013
SCHMIDT, SIEBENGA, BEHERENDS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 19:37:00
Minnie M. Schmidt, 86, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of Iowa Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:30 A.M. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa. Burial will follow funeral services at the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Minnie Marjorie was born April 17, 1927, in Parkersburg, Iowa, the daughter of William and Fannie (Beherends) Siebenga. Minnie grew up in Parkersburg area and attended school and graduated from Parkersburg High School. Minnie and her family lived on several acreages in Butler County before moving to a farm place north of Parkersburg. On June 17, 1947, Minnie was united in marriage to George Schmidt at the Christian Reformed Church in Parkersburg, Iowa. On January 1, 1950 they moved to farm near Holland, Iowa. She worked for Grundy Center schools as a cook from 1962-1975 and also being a farmer's wife.
She was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church for over 60 years where she was a member of the Church auxiliary.
Minnie enjoyed playing cards, sewing, gardening and her cats. Most of all her family was a priority in her life. She enjoyed being with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, George of Holland; children, Steve and wife Marilyn of Marshalltown, Tim Schmidt and wife Pam of Grundy Center, William Schmidt and wife Elizabeth of Marshalltown and Marjorie Diamond and husband Dave of Conrad; sister-in-law Collyn Schmidt; 10 grandchildren and 1 step-grandson; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles and brother-in-law, Rudolph.
--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)
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