1930 — 2014
Harold (Harry) C. Schmitt, 83, of Watkins, Iowa, died Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at his family’s home. Services were Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s Cemetery, Watkins.
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; nine 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’.