Alice E. Schmidt, 90 years old of Oldenburg, died Tuesday,April 28, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville.
She was born March 26, 1908, in Kelso Township, to Frankand Bertha (Hill) Gutzwiller. She became the wife of Urban Schmidt in 1935and he preceeded her in death. Mrs. Schmidt was a member of Holy FamilyCatholic Church and the Ladies' Society. She worked as a nanny and alsoa seamstress for the Sisters of St. Francis and was caretaker of Holy FamilyChurch.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Rose Doyle and JanePeetz, both of Oldenburg; one son, Robert Schmidt of Greenfield; three sisters, Bertha Wilder of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gertrude Flack of Indianapolisand Viola McCreary of Amelia, Ohio; one brother, Francis Gutzwiller ofMason, Ohio; 10 grandhildren, 21 great-grandchildren and fourgreat-great-grandchildren.
Peeceding her in death were three sisters, Dorothy andMary Gutzwiller and Helen Vogelsang; ,seven brothers, Robert, James, Ralph,Frank, John, Peter and Isadore Gutzwiller; and one grandchild.
The Rev. Sylvester Heppner, O.F.M. conducted the funeralon Thursday, April 30, at Holy Family Church. She was interred in the churchcemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Holy Family's Legacy ofHope. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Surviving are one sister, Hazel D. Armstrong of Aurora;and nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Friday, May 1, at Cook Funeral Home,with burial following in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Manchester VolunteerFire Department and Life Square are accepting memorial contributions.
She was born October 22, 1962, in Batesville, the daughterof Ralph N. and Anna (Greiwe) Werner. She became the wife of Dan Switzeron April 4, 1982, in Paris, Illinois. Mrs. Switzer was a homemaker andmember of St. Joseph's Church in Shelbyville.
Her survivors include her husband; two sons, Danny Switzerand Brandon Switzer, both of Shelbyville; two sisters, Patty Keith of Batesvilleand Pam Swinford of Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Ralph E. Werner ofPeppertown and Ray Werner of Morris.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 6, at Holy FamilyChurch, Oldenburg, with Rev. Rock Travnikar, O.F.M., officiating. She willbe laid to rest in the church cemetery. Her family requests that memorialsbe directed to Cancer Research (M.E.N. Cancer Research).
He was born to Leo and Edna (Haskamp) Schwegman on July19, 1926, in Oxford, Ohio. He and the former Annamae Tebbe Biltz were unitedin marriage and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from November1944 until June 1947. Mr. Schwegman was a member of St. Michael CatholicChurch, was a fourth degree Knight and a member of Knights of ColumbusCouncil #968 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was retired from U.S. Industries ofChicago, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, Annamae; two sisters, GeraldineClarkson and Helen Rose Bennett of Long Beach, California; four brothers,Ambrose and Emanuel Schwegman of Oxford, Ohio, Gerald Schwegrnan of Hamilton,Ohio and Sylvester Schwegman of Long Beach, California; one stepson anddaughter-in-law, Richard and Joan Biltz of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; onestepson, Edward Schwegman of Colorado; his stepgrandchildren, Kathy Yetsick,Lori Ochel, Mark and Randy Biltz; and one step-great-granddaughter, AlexisBiltz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister,Florence Paulin.
The funeral was held Tuesday, May 5, at St. Michael Church,with Rev. John O'Brien of St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Liberty, officiating.He was laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, Tipton. Family members werechosen as pallbearers. The Cancer Society and Arthritis Foundation arecollecting memorial donations.
His wishes of donating his body to science have been fulfilled.
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