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Catherine Mary Schmitz

January 28, 1930 October 30, 2019
Catherine Mary Schmitz
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Obituary for Catherine Mary Schmitz

Catherine “Katie” M. Schmitz, 89, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, October 30, at Mercy One Waterloo Medical Center.

She was born January 28, 1930 in Dyersville, the daughter of Nic and Olivia Meyer Gengler. She married Donald J. Schmitz on October 10, 1952, Rolla, MO, and he preceded her in death on February 27, 2015.

Katie was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Francis Hospital, which is now Mercy One Waterloo. She also was the bookkeeper for Don Schmitz & Son’s INC for many years.

Survivors include: three sons, Dan (Donna) Schmitz of La Porte City, Dick (Monica) Schmitz and Andy (Elisia) Schmitz all of Washburn; a daughter, Ann (Dan) Gardner of Gilbertville; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Mary) Gengler of Waterloo; a brother-in-law, Dan Conry of Ariz.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Louis Gengler; two sisters, Betty Linebarger and Shirley Conry.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, at St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery, both in Eagle Center. Public visitation from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 4 p.m. Rosary. Visitation also one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or La Porte City Ambulance Service.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Nov

4:00 PM 11/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Rosary

Monday

4

Nov

4:00 PM 11/4/2019 4:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

5

Nov

10:30 AM 11/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

1445 East Eagle Rd
Eagle Center, IA 50701

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
1445 East Eagle Rd Eagle Center 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

1435 E Eagle Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701

1435 E Eagle Rd Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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