GRAETTINGER -- A memorial service for Gerald Schmitt was Wednesday, March 25, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery. The Joyce Funeral Home in Graettinger was in charge of arrangements.
Gerald Schmitt was born May 1, 1935 near Sac City, the son of Edward and Lucille (Weaver) Schmitt.
On June 19, 1955, Gerald was united in marriage to Yvonne Arbogast.
On Sunday, March 23, 2014, Gerald passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Yvonne, of Graettinger; six children: Roger Schmitt (Shelly) of Graettinger, Dwight Schmitt (Mary) of Minot, ND, Janice Ritchie (Darwin) of Grand Junction, Cindy Ariston (Carl) of Chicago, IL, Alan Schmitt (Julie) of Graettinger and Brian Schmitt (Mary) of Spencer; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers: Robert Schmitt (Shirley) and Richard Schmitt (Sandy), all of Chariton, and Donald Schmitt of Algona; and sister-in-law, Trudy Schmitt of Altoona.