SCHMITT, George W. 1918-1988
SCHMITT, DIEKEN, MEESTER, SMIT
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/16/2017 at 17:00:32
Rites Held For George Schmitt
George W. Schmitt, 70, of Grundy Center, passed away on June 17th at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland, on June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor D. Joel Brummel officiated, and was assisted by Pastor Larry C. Hoop.
Wayne Arends sang "Amazing Grace," and Mr. and Mrs. Arends and Pastor and Mrs. Brummel sang "I'll Fly Away." The congregation sang "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder." The accompanist was Mrs. Clarence Walterman, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Dean Schmitt, Donal Schmitt, Michael Meester, Paul Smit, LuDean Johnson, and James Stewart.
The ushers were R. M. VanHauen, Jake Schoneman, and Charles Freese. Mrs. Lillian Kruger and Mrs. Reka Hook were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was held in the church cemetery.
George W. Schmitt was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Fairfield township, Grundy county, the son of Samuel E. and Cornelia Dieken Schmitt. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school in Fairfield township and attended the Dike High School.
On Feb. 18, 1943, he was united in marriage to Trena Matilda Meester. After their marriage, they lived and farmed on a farm near Fairfield township.
Matilda and their oldest son, Allen, were killed in an automobile accident on December 22, 1963.
On November 1, 1969, George was united in marriage to Dorothy Smit. After their marriage, they lived on a farm northwest of Dike until 1980, when they retired and made their home in Grundy Center.
He was a long time member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church and had held several offices in the church. He was superintendent of the Sunday School for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Matilda; and one son, Allen, age 15.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Mrs. Eric (Marilyn) Rose, and Mrs. Richard (Doris) Burger, both of Cedar Falls, and Mrs. Bret (Malinda) Cummings of Bolingbrook, IL; three sons, Duane and Delwyn of Cedar Falls, and DeLon of rural Dike; one sister, Margaret Schmitt of Grundy Center; three brothers, Dick Schmitt of Cedar Falls, Samuel Schmitt of Dike, and Cornelius Schmitt of rural Dike; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 June 1988, pg 3
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