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Clarence Schmith

May 29, 2014 — May 29, 2014


March 13, 1926
Paullina, Iowa

May 29, 2014
Sioux Falls, South, Dakota

11:00 A.M. Monday, June 2, 2014
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner ~ Officiating

Visitation will be after 2:00 P.M. Sunday with the family present from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.

Love Crucified Arose sung by Michael Tester
Borning Cry sung by Anna Tester
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Amazing Grace
Organist: Verla Hibbing

Michael Tester Caleb Tester
Zach Tester Nick Schmith
Joel Mueller Kevin Tesch

Graveside Service
10:15 A.M. Monday, June 2, 2014
Prairie View Cemetery ~ Paullina, Iowa

After todays service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home Paullina, Iowa


Clarence Schmith, 88 passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 29, 2014 (Ascension Day)
Smitty was born on March 13, 1926, the only child of Oscar and Alma (Schroeder) Schmith. He spent his entire life in the Paullina area, attending Zion Lutheran School and working at various businesses in the area, including Ford Motor, Paullina Grain, and the Hawkeye Tap. As a young man he learned to play the accordion and played for dances in the area. He was baptized on March 19, 1926 and confirmed a Christian on May 19, 1940, a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. In 1946, he married Fern Mueller and they were blessed with three children: Susan (Rodney) Tester, Randy (Joni) and Sharon (Jim) Frye. Fern died in 1977 and he married Dorothy (Schmidt) Hoppe in 1983.
Clarence modeled a strong work ethic for his children. He was supportive of the community and served two terms on the city council. He enjoyed watching sports and playing cards, as well as keeping his yard mowed and his car clean as a whistle!
Smitty is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, Dorothy; children, Susan (Rodney), Randy (Joni), and Sharon (Jim); grands, Michael (Jodie) Tester, Caleb (Anna) Tester, Zach (Amy) Tester, Nick (Anne) Schmith, Natalie (Phil) Schaefer and Abby (David) Synhorst; greats, David, Michael, Lexi, Ty, Jack, Bethany, Luke, John Henry, Isaac and Timothy Tester and Gus Synhorst (due in September); step-daughters, Linda, Connie and Sandy and their families.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern; his parents, a step-daughter, Sharon and a step-son, Jim.
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