February 21, 2014 by lmorgan
1930 — 2014
Harold (Harry) C. Schmitt, 83, of Watkins, Iowa, died Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at his family’s home. Services: Monday, February 24, 2014. 10:30 AM St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating. Burial: St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s Cemetery, Watkins. Visitation: Sunday 3-7 PM St. Michael’s Parish Center with a Rosary at 7.
Harry was born May 8, 1930 in Elgin, NE to Theodore and Frances Schmitt. On October 4, 1950 he married Helen Werning in Elgin.
Surviving are his children, Kathy (Bob) Zobeck, Gary (Sheila) Schmitt, Suzanne (Steve) Hiatt, Rick (Kerry) Schmitt, Diane (Steve) Bauer, and Linda (Andy) Faucher, 24 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Getta, Irene McAleer, and brother, Bill Schmitt.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, brothers Norbert, Clarence, Robert, and infant Leonard; sister Wilma Vanourney.
He enjoyed all kinds of sports: baseball, basketball, golf, horseshoes, bowling, and many board and card games.
Harry was everyone’s handyman. He could repair any household item as well as creating many different crafts. He always had a joke for the party.
Arrangements are with Brosh Funeral Service, Norway.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com <http://www.hrabakfuneralhome.com> under ‘obituaries’.