Ernest A. Schmit (1943 - 2013)


JESUP – Ernest A. Schmit, 69 years old of Jesup, died Monday, Jan. 7, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo, of pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 9, 1943, in Waterloo, the son of Lawrence Jacob Schmit and Mildred (Schares) Schmit.
On Jan. 16, 1967, he was united in marriage to Janie Elizabeth Delagardelle at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville. He served in the US Marines reserves from 1964 – 1970.
Mr. Schmit is survived by his wife, Janie of Jesup; three daughters, one son, seven brothers, and three sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 9, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with Fr. Scott Boone as celebrant. Music will be by Laurie Thome, organist Todd Rohlfsen soloist and the St. Athanasius Choir. Casket Bearers will be his godchildren. Burial will be at St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Jesup with Military Rites conducted by Nugent- Demuth American Legion Post 714 of Gilbertville. Visitation was 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup where there was a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. and Vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. Memorials will be directed to St. Athanasius Church & School, the Bosco System, Jesup Public Library, Link-Cedar Valley Hospice and to pancreatic cancer research. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 26, 2013