Alberta M Schmidt
December 3, 1919 ~ February 20, 2015
Alberta M. Schmidt, age 95 of Elma, IA passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma. Alberta May was born on December 3, 1919 to Archie and Linnie (Baker) Walker in Grundy Center, IA. When she was a little girl she moved with her family to the Elma area where she attended and graduated from Elma High School in 1938. Alberta was united in marriage to John G. Schmidt on December 14, 1939. The couple made their home on the Schmidt family farm where they raised their eight children. After John’s death in 1974, Alberta moved into town and worked at Colonial Manor for a number of years. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, quilting and crocheting. Alberta was a very active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church serving many offices on the Ladies Aid. She was a Hospice Volunteer, and a member of the Colonial Manor Auxiliary. Alberta is survived by her children, Kenneth (Konnie) Schmidt of Elma, IA, Myron Schmidt of Sparks, NV, Robert (Kim) Schmidt of Pine Island, MN, Linda (David) Hovey of Cresco, IA, Wanda (David) Westphal of Decorah, IA, Karen (Gary) Lueck of Plymouth, MN, John (Barbara) Schmidt of Nora Springs, IA and Laura (Nathan) McGee of Peabody, KS; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Clifford (Arlene) Walker of Stewartville, MN and Clyde (Bernice) Walker of Charles City, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 1974; one brother, Glenn Walker and one daughter-in-law, Lorena Jo Schmidt.