May 5, 1927 - November 25, 2018
Evelyn Marie (Frank) Schmidt, the daughter of John and Rose (Vierling) Frank was born May 5, 1927 in Oakville, IA. She graduated from Huron High School, Oakville, IA in 1944. Evelyn completed Business School, then worked in the business office for several companies in Burlington, IA. In 1947, Evelyn was baptized in Carl Gerst’s lake due to the Oakville Apostolic Christian Church fire. Evelyn was united in marriage to Ivan Schmidt on January 15, 1956 in Oakville, IA. The couple lived and farmed east of West Bend. Evelyn was a homemaker and worked at the Aloha Restaurant, Saxton’s Greenhouse and Country Maid through the years. In 1987, Ivan and Evelyn moved into a home in West Bend, then to the Retirement Village in 2003. Together they enjoyed traveling, spending time at the lake and being together as a family. Evelyn loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her garden, cooking for her family, reading, crocheting, and puzzling. She looked forward to her weekly lunches with her friends. Survivors include six children: Janece (Jay) Schwartzkopf, Stuart, IA; Michael (Mavis) Schmidt, Lester, IA; Beth (Kent) Banwart; Ted (Kelly) Schmidt; Frank (Dawn) Schmidt; Wendell (Karen) Schmidt all of West Bend, IA. 16 grandchildren: Alice, Kyle, Jason, Darin, Kayla, Kurt, Tory, Tyler, Trinton, Amber, Ashley, Dana, Brooke, Trissa, Jared, and Austin, and 12 great- grandchildren. Brother: Norm (Mary Ann) Frank, Oakville, IA; sisters: Ruth Pflederer, Tremont, IL; Betty Frank, Hendersonville, TN; brothers and sisters-in-law; Ellen Frank, Mt Pleasant, IA; Ann Frank, Waynesboro, VA; John and Mabel Zeltwanger, Reuben and Chrystol Luthi, Jerry and Judy Schmidt. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ivan, her parents, John and Rose Frank, siblings: Lillian Ramseyer, Robert, Edward, John Jr., Kenneth Frank, granddaughter Amanda Banwart and infant great grandson.
Evelyn Marie (Frank) Schmidt, the daughter of John and Rose (Vierling) Frank was born May 5, 1927 in Oakville, IA. She graduated from Huron High School, Oakville, IA in 1944. Evelyn completed Business School, then worked in the business office... View Obituary & Service Information
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