Dolores M. Schmidt – Dyersville, and formerly of Earlville

Dolores M. Schmidt, 92, of Dyersville, and formerly of Earlville, died Monday, December 28, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held 1- 6 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 9 – 10 am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Jeffery Dole will officiate and Deacon Jim Schmidt will assist.

Dolores was born December 13, 1923, in Worthington, Iowa the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rolfes) Heims. She married Wilmer C. Schmidt on September 12, 1950, in Worthington, Iowa. Together they farmed near Bernard, Hopkinton and finally settling near Earlville until retiring in Dyersville in 1989.

She was a very giving person who loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing strawberries and flowers, crocheting and quilting. Through these activities she taught her family a strong work ethic, love, compassion and empathy. She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, her giving ways and a good game of Euchre.

Survivors include 7 children: Carole (Eugene) Nauman of Dubuque, Gary (Jeanne) of Marion, Rick (Taña) of Dubuque, Sandy (Dr. Joseph) Jenkins of Dubuque, Julie (Joseph) Burkle of Urbandale, Janice Maiers of Dyersville and Sue Ellen (Steve) Claus of Loves Park, IL, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; in-laws: Rosie White, Ruth (Rich) Welch, Elgene Mesch, Lorraine, Catherine and Erna Schmidt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wilmer in 2010; siblings: Ben (Gertie), Frank (Marie), Aloysius (Winifred), Eddie, Lawrence “Chick” (Agnes), Gilbert “Bud”, Leo, Marie (Vince) Brown, Helen (Harold) Schmidt; and in-laws: Elmer, Louis and Donald Schmidt.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Assisi Village and Stonehill Care Center for the wonderful care, friendship and personal touches shown to Mom.

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