Obit: Schmidt, Lillian "Jeanne" (1930 - 2010)
Surnames: Schmidt, Alexander, Schnabel, VenRooy, Schumacher, Kilty, Meserole, Helmke-Robinson
----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 07/21/2010
Schmidt, Lillian "Jeanne" (10 JUL 1930 - 19 JUL 2010)
COLBY -- Lillian "Jeanne" Schmidt, 80, of Colby, entered eternal life Monday, July 19, 2010. She died in the Palliative Care Unit of Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the First United Church of Christ, Colby. The Rev Marlea Gilbert will officiate. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, and one hour prior to service time Saturday.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jeanne was born July 10, 1930, in Stratford, a daughter of William and Lydia (Alexander) Schnabel. Jeanne graduated from Stratford High School in 1948. She then worked at the Abby Bus Stop as a waitress. It was while working there that she met the love of her life, Ronald. Jeanne then worked for a time at Danielson Cleaners.
The couple married April 16, 1955, at the First United Church of Christ. They then purchased a dairy farm in the town of Hull. Ronald and Jeanne owned and operated the farm until their son Daniel took it over in 2005.
Family, faith and farming were the passions in Jeanne's life. Other interests included flower and vegetable gardening and reading. In her younger days, she enjoyed bowling.
Jeanne was an active member of the First United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild.
She is lovingly survived by her husband, Ronald A. Schmidt of Colby; children, Connie (Kenneth) VenRooy, David Schmidt, Daniel (Bethanie) Schmidt, and Ronald E. Schmidt, all of Colby; grandchildren: Jennifer (Brad) Schumacher and their children, Hailey and Rylan; Jeremy (Jess Cichon) Kilty and their child Cadence; Jayme (Travis) Owens and their children, Makenna and Talon; Valerie (Craig Manecke) Schmidt and their children, Skylee and Mason; Gena (Dominic) Esqueda and their children Ben and Dylan; David A. Schmidt; Nicole (Jon) McCoy; Ally Meserole; Jordan Schmidt; and Rachel Schmidt.
She is further survived by her brothers, Raymond (Bonnie) Schnabel of Unity, Donald (Rita) Schnabel of Curtiss and Marvin (Dixie) Schnabel of Chicago.
A son Donald and sister Lucille Helmke-Robinson preceded Jeanne in death.
Online condolences may be sent to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com .
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