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Leona Mae Schmidt


Leona Mae Schmidt went to be with Jesus on September 21,2022. She was born on August 3, 1935, in Sherwood, Michigan, younger daughter of Harold and Goldie Stockwell, and sister of Nancy (Stockwell) Tuttle. Leona married her high school sweetheart, Donald A. Schmidt on June 27, 1953, after graduating from Athens High. Leona then began her long career of working at State Farm Insurance at the Regional Office in Marshall. Leona leaves her husband, Don; her son, Michael (Diane), eight grandchildren: Mark, William (Desirae), Ryan, Paige (Jeremiah) Collins, Courtney Mae, Sabrina, Destiny, and Lanie; and four great-grandsons: Chase, Kayden, Levi and Weston. Leona and Don made many wonderful memories at their cottage in Barryton, as well as snowmobiling, mushroom hunting, camping, and boating. They moved to Archer Lake in 1978 and spent decades enjoying boating, and opening their home to family and friends, for whom Leona cooked and baked up a storm. In retirement, Leona and Don enjoyed spending the winter months traveling in their fifth wheel and exploring warmer climates. Leona remained feisty and in good spirits during the final trials she endured. She was an inspiration to all. Memorial services will be held, 12PM on Friday, September 30, 2022, at Lockwood Community Church, 202 E. Lockwood Road, Coldwater, MI 49306, with visitation one hour prior. Luncheon to follow the service at the church. Pastor Shayne Looper officiating. Interment Lakeside Cemetery, Quincy, Michigan for immediate family. Memorial gifts may be made to Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite 115 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or to Lockwood Community Church, Attn: Shayne and Karen Looper.

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7 Responses

  1. Your Mom’s work is done
    Her troubles are past
    She’s in Heaven
    “ Home “ at last.

  2. Leona was a fabulous friend and I will remember her with fond memories . I had many fun times with Don and Leona. Rest in piece.

  3. My friends call me “Mickey” were her first words after we moved next door! Miss you terribly❤

  4. Leona was full of good spirits, even after having back surgery. I met Leona, and Don, at Lockwood Community Church and Leona was always a joy to talk to, as was Don. Leona and I kept in communication, after she and Don moved to Lowell, by phone or by mail. She was quite an example of her faith in God. I’ll miss you so much, Leona, and may you rest in God’s kingdom.

  5. Rest In peace Leona, a life well lived. We had such great times & many laughs when we gathered at Schueler’s. And was such a great mentor for many years at State Farm. Thank you for your many years of friendship!

  6. Leona was full of good spirits, even after having back surgery. I met Leona, and Don, at Lockwood Community Church and Leona was always a joy to talk with, as was Don. Leona, and I kept, in communication, even after she, and Don, moved to Lowell, MI, by phone or mail. She was a great example of faith in God. I’ll miss you so much Leona and May you rest, in God’s kingdom.

  7. We were neighbors for 30 years on Crockett Drive and enjoyed many, many visits , sharing recipes and especially the blessings of her love of family that she shared. As our friendship began my family was young as were her grandchildren, we shared all those moments of joys and also trials that life gave us both. I will always cherish those conversations and wisdom she shared.
    She was a beautiful light in this world that will be missed. I know she will transfer that care and love for all of us from her place in heaven never having to worry about a fragile earthly body.

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