OBITUARY: Irene P. Schmidt

Irene P. Schmidt, 98, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton. She was born on June 15, 1920, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Jacob W. and Marie (Schroeder) Goertz. On Dec. 11, 1971, she married Eldon M. Schmidt at Newton, and he preceded her in death.

Irene was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Newton and retired as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Menno Hall at Kidron Bethel.

Memorials are suggested to First Mennonite Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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