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SCHMIDT, Amy M. (1977-2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 12:49:08

Amy M. Schmidt
(November 28, 1977 October 5, 2020)

BATTLE CREEK - Services for Amy M. Schmidt, 42, of Battle Creek was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Richard A. Salcido officiating. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes in Battle Creek and Ida Grove were in charge of arrangements.
Amy M. (Ludwigs) Schmidt was born Nov. 28, 1977, in DeRidder, La., to Alfert and Barva (Faires) Ludwigs. During her early years, Amy lived in Louisiana and Le She died Oct. 5, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Amy graduated from Akron-Westfield High School in 1996. She then pursued a career in nursing at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, where she obtained her RN degree. She went on to further her education at Creighton University, graduating with a BSN. Her calling to help and teach others led Amy to Clarkson University, where she graduated magna cum laude with an MSN in nursing education. She found her niche in teaching within the RN program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, where she had been recently employed at the Storm Lake campus. On Aug. 26, 2000, Amy married the love of her life, Kevin Lee Schmidt, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. They settled down on the Schmidt family farm north of Battle Creek, where they were blessed with two children, Brandon and Courtney. She died Oct. 5, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kevin Schmidt, and her children, Brandon and Courtney, all of Battle Creek; her parents, Bob and Mary Lou Klemme of Akron; her siblings: John Ludwigs of Dallas, Texas, James Ludwigs of Le Mars, Christy Ludwigs of Epworth, Joy Martin of Anacoco, La., Linda Pry of Le Mars, Sharon Grant of Ramona, Calif., and Faith Schiltz of Remsen; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Judy Schmidt of Ida Grove; extended family; and dear friends. Amy was preceded in death by her brother, Alfert Ludwigs Jr., and her sister, Grace Donna Ludwigs.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Mon., Oct 12, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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