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“Leona´s spirit will be with us for eternity. Her decades long friendship with our mother was unwavering, and a life lesson for us all. A life to...Read More »
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“Dear Schmidt Family, We are very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our Sincere Condolences, Jerry and LuAnne Navarra and family ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: LuAnne Navarra - Morrison, IL

“Sincerest Christian sympathy to the Schmidt family. We were neighbors back in the 70"s. Had coffee with Leona and good conversations on some...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Miriam Babak (Zaagman) - FULTON, IL

“I am sending you all the love your hearts can hold. Love, Cheryl ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Geiger

“Another Angel in Heaven. Leona will be missed by many friends and relatives. Peace be with You Leona. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: John Britt - MORRISON, IL

“As a neighborhood kid playing in her back yard. We knew we were welcome, and watched over, with an occasional plate of cookies passed out the back...Read More »
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MORRISON – Leona Doris Schmidt, age 95, died Monday, March 7, 2022 in Morrison. Per her request, there will be no services.
She was born January 8, 1927 in Clinton, Iowa to Woodworth and Marie (Zickau) Judd. Leona grew up during the Depression and WWII graduating from Clinton High School. It was during the war she noticed a handsome soldier named Marvin Schmidt, devising a way to get his attention! They were married shortly after the war on August 31, 1947, moving to Iowa City where Marv attended the University of Iowa. Following college, they moved to Morrison for the new General Electric plant and because the Model T could not make the drive from Clinton. There they raised their five children.
Survivors include her children, Paul (Lise) Schmidt of Costa Rica, Ann (Mike) Britt of Morrison, and Jean (Mark) Zinnen of Morrison; one daughter-in-law, Jodi Schmidt of Richland Center, WI; her grandchildren, Kris (Sarah) Schmidt, Andrea (Jeff) Ragan, Corey (Michelle) Schmidt, Ray (Mai) Britt, Mike, Jr. (Dawn) Britt, Tyler (Sonja) Britt, Allie (Brad) Venhuizen, Ben (Cass) Zinnen, Ben (Lindsay) Kramer, Clara Schmidt and Sylvia Schmidt; many great grandchildren; recently a great great grandson; and two half-brothers, Thomas and Robert Judd.
Leona was an excellent seamstress and had a love of books, newspapers and politics. She detested LBJ until her last breath. She was quite talkative and a good story teller, even though she might have told it to you five times before. Above all, she loved her family beyond measure.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marv; beloved sons, Peter and John; her parents; one brother, Carroll Judd; one sister, Eleanor Winter; and half brothers, William and Jerry Judd.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorial may be made to Odell Public Library, Carpet Fund, Morrison.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.