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SCHMIDT, Fred F. 1897-1977


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/21/2017 at 09:18:09

Fred Schmidt Funeral Held January 27

Fred F. Schmidt died at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo Monday evening, January 24, 1977 at 10:30 o'clock where he had been a patient 18 days.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Christian Reformed church at Holland. Pastor Karl Wiersum officiated. Mrs. Henry Siefken and LaVern Dieken sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Graves.

Pallbearers were Carl Schmidt, George Schmidt, Jerry Schmidt, Leonard Schmidt, Gratus Ross and Martin Ross. Mrs. William Meyer and Mrs. Alvin Meyer took care of the floral arrangements. Ushers were Ed Schoolman and Ed Brower. Alvin Stahl and Jake Schoneman provided cars for the family. Burial was in the Holland Christian Reformed church cemetery. Friends and relatives returned to the church for fellowship and refreshments following the committal service.

Fred was born January 3, 1897 attained the age of 80 years and 21 days. He was the son of Fred C. and Grace Sievers Schmidt, and was born on a farm west of Wellsburg in Grundy county, Iowa. On January 9, 1918 he was united in marriage to Lena Olthoff at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. Following their marriage they farmed for three years then moved to Holland where he opened an auto repair shop. After many years in this work he became engaged in carpentry in the Holland vicinity. He retired in 1971. Mr. Schmidt was a member of the Holland Christian Reformed church and served as Grundy County supervisor from 1947-49.

He is survived by his wife Lena, one daughter, Mrs. George (Grace) Heronimus of Holland; one grandson, David and two great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Wilcox of Redfield, South Dakota; two step-brothers Alex Smith of Pierre, South Dakota and George Smith of Mobridge, South Dakota; two step-sisters, Mrs. Marrie Jarrard, Buffalo, Wyoming and Mrs. Velma Higgins, Rapid City, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 February 1977, pg 8


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