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Mrs. Ruth E. Schmidt
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
    1108 E. Lafayette St.
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“Dear Schmidt Family,We are deeply sorry to hear of Mrs. Schmidt's passing and for your loss. Our family has fond memories of Mrs. Schmidt, and we...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Audrey Jensen - Sturgis, MI

“John Sandy and Charlie. I have many fond memories of both your mom and dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon Hudson - Sturgis, MI

“Sandy, John, and Charlie, I was sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I have many fond memories of both your mom and dad. As friends, I know my parents...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sue (Widdel) Rangler - Sturgis, MI

“To All of the Schmidt family ~ Mrs. Schmidt was multi-talented and a great neighbor. We all have great memories of her. Although no words can...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Cindy Jensen Sprowl - Sturgis, MI

“I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing, John. I hope that sweet memories will bring peace to you and your family in the days ahead. Sincerely...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy (LaForte) Walton - Ada, MI

“Dearest John....I am so saddened to learn of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this great loss ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christine's Howk - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Phippy-phyllis Merchant-Van Dam - MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Ruth E. Schmidt age 95 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away late Saturday evening, March 4, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
She was born March 8, 1921 in Mary's Town, West Virginia daughter of the late John and Mary (Davis) Short.
Mrs. Schmidt resided in Michigan since 1946 coming from Virginia. On February 21, 1946 she married David E. Schmidt in Bluefield, Virginia. He died August 31, 1974.
She had been employed by the Central Meat Market in Sturgis and as a custodian at the Sturgis Public Schools.
She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sturgis where she was also a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed refinishing furniture and was proud to have served her country in the Women's Army Corp during WWII earning the rank of Sergeant.
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by one daughter: Sandra Mow of Sturgis; two sons: John Schmidt of Sturgis and Charles Schmidt of Indiana; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister: Catherine Bowes of Florida; sister-in-law: Josephine Schmidt of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and several brothers and sisters.
In accordance with Ruth's wishes there will be no visitation. A graveside service and burial will take place at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. Darin Warnecke of St. John's Lutheran Church of Sturgis will officiate.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Schmidt's memory consider the St. John's Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.