Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Irene D. Schmidtberger

November 13, 1926February 9, 2020

Irene Schmidtberger, nee Eulert, 93, born November 13, 1926, passed away February 9, 2020 of natural causes. She was born on a farm near Paradise, Kansas. The oldest daughter of Otto and Elsie (Reich) Eulert.

After high school, she attended business college and worked for an insurance firm in Salina, Kansas before marrying Linus Schmidtberger in 1947 and raising a family in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a long-term member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is pre-deceased by her parents, Otto and Elsie Eulert, brother Lewis (Bud) Eulert, Harold Eulert, sisters Joyce Gillet, Eleanor Laubhan, all of Kansas and eldest son, Eldene Schmidtberger, of Belton, Texas.

She is survived by her devoted husband for 73 years, Linus Schmidtberger of Corpus Christi, sister Linda Koelling of Kansas and brother, Donald Eulert of Santa Ysabel, California, sons Alan Schmidtberger and wife Evie of Seguin, Texas, Bryan Schmidtberger of San Diego, California, daughter and caregiver, Barbara Bishop, and daughter-in-law, Rita Ann Schmidtberger. Grandchildren Wendy (Audie) Nichols, Keith (Liz) Schmidtberger, Krista (Joseph) Hierholzer, and LeAnn Bishop and 9 great-grandchildren.

She loved growing flowers, especially roses and bluebonnets. She loved butterfiies, hummingbirds and frogs. She worked on all kinds of needlework. She had a long time fascination with tropical fish. She like reading mystery novels. We would like to thank the team at AADI, especially nurse Christy Morales.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Irene Schmidtberger's name to Alzheimer's Research, alz.org


  • Linus Schmidtberger, Husband
  • Linda Koelling, Sister
  • Donald Eulert, Brother
  • Alan Schmidtberger (Evie), Son
  • Bryan Schmidtberger, Son
  • Barbara Bishop, Daughter
  • Rita Ann Schmidtberger, Daughter-in-law
  • Wendy Nichols (Audie), Grandchild
  • Keith Schmidtberger (Liz), Grandchild
  • Krista Hierholzer (Joseph), Grandchild
  • LeAnn Bishop, Grandchild
  • Otto and Elsie Eulert, Parents (deceased)
  • Lewis "Bud" Eulert, Brother (deceased)
  • Harold Eulert, Brother (deceased)
  • Joyce Gillet, Sister (deceased)
  • Eleanor Laubhan, Sister (deceased)
  • Eldene Schmidtberger, Son (deceased)
  • Mrs. Schmidtberger also leaves 9 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


18 February


12:00 pm

Memory Gardens Funeral Home

8200 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

18 February

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Memory Gardens Funeral Home

8200 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

18 February


3:00 pm

Memory Gardens Mausoleum

8200 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas


Irene D. Schmidtberger

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Connie Patterson

February 14, 2020

Uncle Linus and family,
We are praying for God's comfort and peace for each of you. May you be comforted by sweet memories of Aunt Irene. Sending much love to all of you,
Connie and Gary Patterson

Margie/Mike Haas

February 11, 2020

Uncle Linus and family; Our deepest sympathes and prayers in the loss of Aunt Irene. May she now be resting in peace with the angels and being with her son, Eldean. Love to all of you. Margie and Mike