The Ottumwa Courier


October 9, 2012

Lois Schmitter, 95, Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD — Lois Irvin Schmitter, 95, of Bloomfield, died Aug. 29, 2012, at the Bloomfield Care Center. 

She was born April 30, 1917, in Pulaski, to George Washington and Blanche Bollman Davis. She married Lee Irvin Sept. 12, 1942. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1966. She later married Doyle Schmitter Nov. 22, 1983. He preceded her in death Jan. 28, 2008.

Lois and husband Lee owned and operated the Pony Farm in Bloomfield, and she later worked for the Davis County Savings Bank, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, a 50-year member and past matron of Bloomfield Friendship Chapter 46 of the Order of Eastern Star, Bloomfield Chapter “Q” and past state president of Iowa TTT and the P.E.O. Chapter “B.” She was also a member of the Friday Club and was a Rainbow mother.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Nancy Swope of Ottumwa; a stepson, Hal Schmitter of Middleburg, Vt.; four stepgrandchildren; two nieces, Pam Brake of Bloomfield and Patricia St. Clair of Phoenix, Ariz.; a nephew, Bob Hull of Bloomfield; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a sister, Floydene Hull; and a nephew, Steven Hull.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield; with Pastor Kevin Gingerich officiating. 

The body has been cremated, and no visitation is planned. 

Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield United Methodist Church and Davis County Dollars for Scholars. 

Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements, and online condolences may be directed to

Text Only
  • 0419 OTT obit Jo-Ann Behnken -T -L -M Jo-Ann Behnken COLESBURG -- Jo-Ann Joyce Behnken, 81, of Colesburg, died on April 17, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1932, in West Union, the daughter of Gilbert and Edith (Bartels) Stockman. Jo-Ann was raised and educated in the

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • June Donnelly OTTUMWA — June M. Donnelly, 92, of Ottumwa, died at 2 a.m. April 18, 2014, at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in Des Moines. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Connie Ford OSKALOOSA — Connie E. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, died April 16, 2014, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. As was Connie’s wish, she has been cremated, and no visitation or services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Ford family. A

    April 18, 2014

  • Douglas Ives BIRMINGHAM — Douglas W. Ives, 60, of Jackson, Ala., formerly of Birmingham, died April 13, 2014, in Jackson. His body has been cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Birmingham United Methodist Church; Rev. Herb Shafer of

    April 18, 2014

  • Dennis Gwinnup KEOSAUQUA — Dennis Ray (Butch) Gwinnup died April 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by friends and family. A memorial service will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Dennis’s home, located at 22534 Robin Ave., Keosauqua, Iowa 52565. Memorials and cards may

    April 18, 2014

  • Wallace Davolt CENTERVILLE — Wallace “Junior” Davolt, 88, of Centerville, died April 16, 2014, at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville; Pastor Gerald Campbell of

    April 17, 2014

  • Ernest Wissler FREMONT — Ernest E. Wissler Jr., 77, of Fremont, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. Ernest was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Des Moines, the son of Ernest and Frances Crawford Wissler Sr. He

    April 17, 2014

  • Mary Collins FAIRFIELD — Mary J. Collins, 89, of Fairfield, died April 16, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield; Father Nick Adam officiating. Interment will be at the Rock Island Nat

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT obit Delbert Fleig photo -T -L -M Delbert Fleig RICHLAND — Delbert Ross Fleig, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Richland, went home to meet Jesus on April 16, 2014, at Henry County Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Cremation will

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT obit Ruth Smith photo -T -L -M Ruth Smith BLOOMFIELD — Ruth Ailene Smith, 85, of rural Bloomfield, passed away April 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born May 28, 1928, in Moulton to Ward and Etha Hurd Daniels. She graduated from Moulton High S

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

AP National