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1919 Grace 2022

Grace Schmidt

October 30, 1919 — June 2, 2022

Grace Schmidt

Sheldon, Iowa

Services for Grace Schmidt, age 102 of Sheldon who passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon. Her graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa.

Visitation with family present will be from 1:00 to 1:30 P.M. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.


October 30, 1919
Rural Adrian, Minnesota

June 2, 2022
Sheldon, Iowa

102 Years 7 Months 2 Days

2:00 P.M. Monday, June 6, 2022
Roseland Cemetery; Sanborn, Iowa
Pastor Dave Van Kley ~ Officiating

“Amazing Grace”
Sung by: Pastor Dave Van Kley

Meranda Jesse Warner Tristin Warner
Ralph Hollander Richard Hollander

Gerritt Warner
Cason Johannes Dakota Johannes

Roseland Cemetery
Sanborn, Iowa

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Grace Schmidt, the daughter of Marinus and Alice (Boerema) Vanden Berg was born on October 30, 1919, on a farm in rural Adrian, Minnesota. She attended a rural country school near Adrian through the 8th grade. Grace moved to Sheldon in 1939 where she met Elmer Schmidt. Grace married Elmer on September 14, 1942, in South Sioux City, Nebraska and after their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon. To this union a daughter, Twyla was born. Grace worked for Alfs Manufacturing for 13 years, did housekeeping and worked for different clothing stores downtown Sheldon. Elmer preceded Grace in death on March 24, 1980. Grace remained in Sheldon and moved into Fieldcrest Assisted Living in 2010 and entered Sanford Senior Care in 2019. Grace passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, reaching the age of 102 years, 7 months, and 2 days.
Grace was a charter member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. She enjoyed playing organ, cards, and fishing. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and knitted various things.
Left to cherish Grace’s memory are her two grandchildren, Trisha Vander Schaaf and Tiffanie and her husband Zack Warner both of Medford, Oregon; two great grandsons, Tristin and Gerritt Warner; special friend, Sandy Johannes. She was also survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elmer, daughter, Twyla Vander Schaaf, 5 sisters, Jeanette Vanden Berg in infancy, Gertie Koops, Marian Hance, Alice Riemersma and Anna Post.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, June 6, 2022

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Monday, June 6, 2022

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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