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Subject: [IASHELBY-L] Laurina Helen Schmitz death notice June 12, 2003
Date: 16 Jun 2003 06:29:06 -0600

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HARLAN - Mrs. Laurina Helen Schmitz, 87, formerly of 2004 Garfield No. 222, died June 12 at her residence.

She was born in Westphalia and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1934. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, St. Mary's Church in Panama and St. Mary's Church in Portsmouth from 1977-79.

She served as Golden Pioneer chairperson from 1979 to 1981; Shelby County Chairperson on Aging, Council Bluffs region; Shelby County Board of Public Health; and had articles published by the Catholic Diocesan paper.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Nicholas Schmitz, who died in 1994.

She is survived by five daughters, Marleen Nabity of Stockton, Mo., Kathleen (Orville) Leinen of Panora, Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson of Lincoln, Neb., Marietta (Albert) Bellingtier of Fort Dodge, and Therese (Michael) Ratigan of Council Bluffs; two sons, Robert (Susan) Schmitz of Panama, and Michael (Barbara) Schmitz of Defiance; two sisters, Marie Nufrio of Fountain City, Ind., and Bernadine Ausmann of Phoenix; a brother, Bernard (Barbara) Stracke of Manilla; 26 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

A wake will be held at Pauley Jones Funeral Home today at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with the Rev. Jack McClure officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Panama.

Memorial information may be obtained from the funeral home at (712) 755-3135.

©Daily Nonpareil 2003
SCHMITZ-Laurina Helen, 87, Harlan, IA, 6/12/03. Survived by sons, Robert (Susan) Schmitz, Panama, IA, Michael (Barbara) Schmitz, Defiance, IA; daughters, Marleen Nabity, Stockton, MO, Kathleen (Orville) Leinen, Panora, IA, Elizabeth 'Betty' Anderson, Lincoln, Marietta (Albert) Bellingtier, Fort Dodge, IA, Therese (Michael) Ratigan, Council Bluffs; sisters, Marie Nufrio, Fountain City, IN, Bernadine Ausmann, Phoenix, AZ; brother, Bernard (Barbara) Stracke, Manilla, IA; 26 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren.

VISITATION Sun. 12 Noon to 9 pm with Wake Service at Pauley Funeral Home at 7:30 pm. FUNERAL SERVICE 10 am Mon. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan, IA with Rev. Jack McClure, C.PP.S officiating. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Panama, IA.

from Omaha World Herald

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