In Memory of

JoAnn Joyce Schmidt

July 22, 1940 - February 11, 2010
JoAnn Joyce Schmidt, the daughter of John and Claribell (Pearson) Husman, was born on July 22, 1940, near Hinton, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Quimby, IA where she received her education and graduated from Quimby High School in 1958. On June 24, 1961, JoAnn was united in marriage to John Schmidt at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. JoAnn and her husband were owners of the Schmidt Furniture Store in Cherokee for many years until they closed in 1984. That same year they moved to Austin, TX where she worked as a licensed interior decorator for Gage Furniture for 20 years. Most recently, JoAnn had worked for Dillard's Department Store until she retired in 2008. JoAnn was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Pflugerville, TX. She enjoyed flowers and decorating people's homes, but most of all JoAnn enjoyed being around her family and friends. On February 11, 2010, JoAnn passed away at Christopher House Hospice in Austin, TX, at the age of 69. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, John Schmidt of Pflugerville, TX; two sons: Steven Schmidt of Sioux City, IA, and David Schmidt of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren: Marissa Schmidt, Maya Schmidt, and Blaise Schmidt; four brothers and their wives: Wilfred Husman, and his wife Bonnie, of Marcus, IA, Calvin Husman, and his wife Virginia, of Quimby, IA, John Husman, Jr. and his wife Amy of Spirit Lake, IA, and Ronald Husman, and his wife Maritta, of Sioux Falls, SD; one sister, Rosemary Steffen, and her husband Kell, of Greenville, IA; one sister-in-law, Sue Tallman, and her husband Joe, of Wilmington, DE; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M.,Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee, IA.
Father Armand Bertrand
Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday, with the family present from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service also on Monday at 7:00 P.M. at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Hymns- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mount Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am sendin my symaphy to her husband John. Many many years ago I lived down the street from him. He was just a little boy. He was always very nice. I never met your wife but from her picture she looks like a nice lady. So I am sending symphanies to you and children.”
- Darleen [Cummins] Pettengill
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“John & Family,
It is with deep sorrow I heard about JoAnn. Though we weren't close I atill remember our days at Wayne State and the honor of being asked to serve as your best man. JoAnn was always cheerful and a happy person to be around. God bless you all.”
- Jerry Bofenkamp
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of JoAnn, sorry we could not be there,previous commitment prevented our attending. You are in our prayers.”
- Chuck & Joanne Clark
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“John, I send to you my deepest note of sorrow in the loss of Joann. I have known her ever since we were four years old and our folks were friends in Quimby. We started primary school and first grade together and then the togetherness of the tonsillectomy, she going first because I was scared and then she losing teeth durung the procedure. Our paths crossed many time during these many years, maybe not as often as we would have liked, but as fiends of old. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Liz and Ken Reynolds
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about JoAnn. I am out of town, but wanted you and your family to know that we are thinking about you.”
- Colleen & Larry Harmon
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest condolences to Dave and his family. Losing a parent is never easy. My heart goes out to you. May you find peace and solace in knowing that she is now in heaven and will be watching over you from above. You're in our prayers.
- Grace D. Perez
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