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Hattie H. Schmitz

January 22, 1927 September 10, 2018
Hattie H. Schmitz
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Obituary for Hattie H. Schmitz

Hattie H. Schmitz, 91, of Gilbertville, died Monday, September 10, at Thalman Square of the Western Home Communities.

She was born January 22, 1927, in Protivin, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Stika Hruska. She married Harold Schmitz on June 3, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cresco. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1999.

Hattie and her husband owned and operated Schmitz Trustworthy Hardware Store in Gilbertville for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1989.

Survivors include: three sons; Randy (Cindy) Schmitz of Evansdale, Howard (Debbie) Schmitz of Janesville, and Tim Schmitz of Waterloo; three daughters, Janan (Randy) Weber of Raymond, Lori (Gary) Skillings of Vergas, Minn, and Paula (Ron) Firth of Moline, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren and one on the way.

Preceded in death by: a sister, Helen (Ray) Rowley; a brother, Edward (Rita) Hruska; a sister, Mary Ann in infancy.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery both in Gilbertville. Public visitation from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street where there will be a 4 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Jesup St. Pius X #1714 rosary and a 6 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Bosco System.

Hattie enjoyed travelling with her husband to their ancestral roots and National Parks. She enjoyed bowling, bicycling on the nature trails and initiated the greeting card recycling group at IC parish. She also enjoyed the many family gatherings.

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3:00 PM 9/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/13/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 9/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

311 15th Ave
Gilbertville, IA 50634

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
311 15th Ave Gilbertville 50634 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gilbertville, Iowa
Gilbertville, IA 50634

Gilbertville, Iowa Gilbertville 50634 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

311 15th Ave
Gilbertville, IA 50634

Bosco System


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