OBITUARY

Shirley A. Schmidt

January 25, 1935January 26, 2021
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Shirley A. Schmidt, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born January 25, 1935 in Harlan, IN, a daughter of the late Vivian Schlatter-Louden and Robert Botteron.

Shirley retired from teaching Home Economics in the East Allen County School system. She enjoyed singing with with family as well as Sweet Adeline's, traveling, piloting private airplanes, and playing Euchre. Shirley was active in Kings Daughters and Sons, enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family. Surviving are daughters Sheryl Horne of Avilla, Jennie Sovine of Harlan, Kari Jackson of Harlan, Collette (Mike) Smith of Columbus, Oh and Denise (Mark) Hollman of Indianapolis, 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, sister Sally (Greg) Lake and sister-in-laws Barb Botteron and MaryLou Botteron. She was preceded in death by husband Gay H Schmidt, son Philip Volkert, sister Catherine Smith, brothers Robert Botteron, James Botteron, William Botteron, and grandson Christopher Jackson.

Funeral service will be 1:30 Friday February 5, 2021 at Hockemeyer Miller Funeral Home (6131 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne), with visitation beginning two hours prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne IN.

The family invites you to join them in celebrating Shirley's life virtually by visiting the funeral home's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HockemeyerMiller) for the livestream service.

Memorial donations in Shirley's honor may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Kings Daughters

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, February 5, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorials

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Christina Stringer

January 28, 2021

I will never forget Shirley. She was a true sweetheart and I loved dancing to music as well as listen to music with her on her laptop. She had a beautiful smile and was greatly loved. Fly high beautiful angel

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