Service


Date:

March 9, 2019

Start Time:

11:00

Location:

St. Henry Catholic Church

Address:

211 West Olive Street,

Marshalltown, Iowa

50158

Arrangements By:

Parrott and Wood

Visitation


Date:

March 9, 2019

Start Time:

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Location:

St. Henry Catholic Church

Address:

211 West Olive Street,

Marshalltown, Iowa

50158

LuEllen Schmitt

LuEllen Schmitt was born on February 17, 1931 to Floyd and Johanna (Brown) Stoaks in Marshalltown. After graduating from Marshalltown High School, she attended Elmhurst College and earned her degree at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. LuEllen married Daniel Schmitt in 1953 and the couple was blessed with eight children. Throughout her career, LuEllen worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Thomas Hospital in Marshalltown, a nurse at five Marshalltown schools and at Wolfe Eye Clinic. She enjoyed collecting illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith, working in her flourishing garden, and reading a variety of novels. Lu also loved her family and never missed celebrating a birthday by sending a card.  She listened patiently to the troubles and triumphs that came into her families’ lives and was a constant source of encouragement. LuEllen’s faith was her guiding light. She taught her children the value of integrity, hard work, responsibility, love of reading, enjoyment of simple living, and a love of nature. Recently her words of wisdom to her grandkids came from Thoreau “But so to love wisdom as to live accordingly to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.” When she was asked for the definition of magnanimity LuEllen would laugh and say, “Look it up!” She will be greatly missed.

 

LuEllen Schmitt died on February 28, 2019 at the age of 88 at the Iowa River Hospice Home surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Dan, and her sister: Marilyn Slickman. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Mary (Dave) Dickinson of Logan, Becky (Roger) Peterson of Marshalltown, Tom (Mary) Schmitt of Liscomb, Tina (Peter) Schmitt-Loyd of West Des Moines, Lisa (Bruce) Lynk of Marshalltown, David Schmitt of Marshalltown, Holly (Hank) Raibikis of Des Moines, and Mark (Cornelia) Schmitt of O’Fallon, IL; her grandchildren: Mike (Kara) Dickinson, Kelly (Joe) Nahas, Blake (Avery) Dickinson, Emily (Ellis) Johnson, Randy Peterson, Gina (Zach) Pappas, Matt Schmitt, Michelle (Mac) Simpson, Lucas (Fiancée- Rhetta Wenk) Greg and Sarah Schmitt, Ellen, Christopher, and Madeleine Loyd, Megan (Scott) Harris, Jess (Maria Perez) Love, Phoebe Lynk, Jacob and Kim-Mee Schmitt, Hannah Raibikis, and LeAnn Schmitt; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Margie (John) Ley and Elizabeth Schmitt; and many other friends and family.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Marshalltown Public Library.

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