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SCHMIDT, Lena 1895-1985


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/22/2017 at 07:52:28

Lena Schmidt Service Held

Mrs. Lena Schmidt of Holland passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, August 5, at the Acute Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Reformed Church in Holland, on Wednesday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Glenn R. Dieken officiated.

Mrs. Tena Schoon and Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy sang "Near to the Heart of God." The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art." The accompanist was Mrs. Larry Stahl, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Alvin Stahl, Larry Stahl, Wallace Wilts, Jake Schoneman, Edward Schoolman and Merle Meyer.

Ushers were Edwin Brower and Virgil Getting. Mrs. Agnes Meyer and Mrs. Margaret Meyer were in charge of the floral arrangements.

The committal service was held immediately following the funeral service and relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Interment was in the Christian Reformed Church cemetery, Holland.

Mrs. Schmidt was born October 13, 1895, in Colfax township, Grundy county, the daughter of John and Lena Reufzaat Olthoff. She attained the age of 89 years, nine months and 23 days.

On January 9, 1918, she was united in marriage to Fred F. Schmidt at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland. Following their marriage, they farmed for three years and then moved and lived in Holland.

Her husband, Fred, passed away on January 24, 1977. After the death of her husband, she continued to live and make her home in Holland.

She was a member of the Holland Christian Reformed Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Grace and George Heronimus of Holland; one grandson and grand-daughter-in-law, David and Wendy Heronimus of Grundy Center; three great-grandchildren, Michael, Todd and Sara; and one brother and sister-in-law, Odie and Sadie Olthoff of the Long Term Care Unit, Grundy Center.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 August 1985, pg 20


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