Rose L. Schmitz

Apr 30, 2017
Schmitz rose


10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


Public visitation will be held one hour before the service


Mount Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo


May be directed to the family


Rose Louise Schmitz, 99, of La Porte City, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Buchanan County Health Center. , She had been a resident for the last three years at ABCM Rehab Center in Independence. Rose was born February 28, 1918 in Coggon the daughter of Jack and Edna (Schatzle) Barker.  She was a graduate of Coggan High School.

Rose married Leonard Schmitz on May 22, 1940 in Walker; he preceded her in death on December 15, 1998. 

She worked as an Unit Clerk for St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo for many years, retiring in 1983.

Survived by: three sons, Douglas (Chris) of Dubuque, Richard (Gloria) of Armour, South Dakota, David (Debbie) of La Porte City; twelve grandchildren, Kim (Jerry), Kelly (Travis), Bill, Brian, Monique (Louis), Isaac, Shiloh, Breezy (Pete), Jason, Caleb (Adrienne), Zachary (Leah), Mackenzie (Joel) and many great and great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; three grandchildren, twins, Karen and Klara and Nicholas Schmitz; two great granddaughters, Merrilynn and Maggie Schmitz; three sisters, Judy, Millie and Alice and one daughter-in-law, Lois Schmitz.

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