In Memory of

Dorothy Marie Schmid

September 10, 1912 - October 31, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Dorothy Marie Schmid

Dorothy Marie Schmid

Born: September 10, 1912
Died: October 31, 2017
Age: 105

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     Dorothy Marie Glade Schmid, daughter of Albert and Matie Riebesehl Glade was born September 10, 1912 on a farm near Ocheyedan, IA. She was called home by her Lord on October 31, 2017 at the age of 105.

     Dorothy attended parochial and public high school and graduated from Ocheyedan High School in 1930, and attended two summers of teacher training at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA. She taught school for two years in rural Osceola County.

     She married Oscar Schmid on September 28, 1932. They began farming near Fostoria, IA.

     Four sons were born to this union, Robert, Roger, Larry and David.

     Oscar passed away in February 1972. She continued to live on the farm and on October 6, 1974 she married Carl Schmid. For thirteen years they also wintered in Arizona. In 1991 they moved into the Highlands in Spencer, IA. After moving to the Highlands, she spent many hours doing volunteer work at St. Luke.

     She loved being with friends and family and looked forward to the annual reunion of her family each July at Lake Okoboji, over the past fourty-four years.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Oscar and Carl, son roger, daughters-in-law, Claudia Schmid and Norma Schmid, and great-grandson, Corey Schmid, two brothers and two sisters.

     She is survived by a sister, Marilyn, son Bob, son Larry and wife Ann, son David and wife Donna and daughter-in-law, Virgene Schmid, 10 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.

     The family is grateful for the loving care she received the past five years at St. Luke’s.

     In lieu of flowers, the family would request a gift to either Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School or First English Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 4, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
"Beautiful Savior"
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"

Organist: Kristin Kaldahl
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:09 AM
“Years ago Dorothy was a part of a lunch group that included my mother Anita Dyhrkopp. My memories of Dorothy are of a person of grace and friendliness. My sympathies to her family.”
- Joanne Schar
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:05 PM
“Dear Schmid Family ~ My sympathy to each of you. She sounds like an amazing women, mother and grandmother. May we all have a blessed life like the life of Dorothy. Take care of each other during this tough time.”
- Rick Clements
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:26 AM
“To Dorothy's family: Such a dear lovely lady ~ I always enjoyed visiting with her when I brought her audio books from the library. I will miss her gentle sweet smile. I will hold Dorothy and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
- Rita Nuebel
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:07 AM
“Dorthy's family: Remember my mother talking about growing up with your mother. They stayed friends their entire lives.
May God grant you His strength, peace and love at this time.”
- Jim and Beverly Heisler
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