Carol Jean Schmidt, nee Schroeder, 90, of Swansea, Ill., born Sept. 4, 1923, in Granite City, Ill., died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Schmidt was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Ill. She was a former member of the Belleville Elks Lodge
BPOE 481 where Carol and her husband had been very active.
Carol Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Edwin A. Schmidt, whom she married on July 14, 1945, in Granite City, Ill., and who died on March 24, 1978; her parents, Eugene and Blanche, nee Brandes, Schroeder; a brother, Jerry Schroeder; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Hough.
Surviving are her daughters, Barbara (Raymond "JR") Schuchman of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Deborah (Grant) Youngs of Waterloo, Ill.; a grandchild, Brandon Youngs; a sister-in-law, Carol Schroeder of Salem, Ore.; and numerous cousins; nieces; and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Ill. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating. Private burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.