Obituary for Joy E. Schmidt of Standish, Michigan
Joy, age 78, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born on May 6, 1934 to Leo and Fannye (Federspiel) Wilson in Sterling, Michigan. She married Sherman Schmidt on June 30, 1951. He preceded her on June 5, 2009. Joy was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Spirit Guild, Red Hats and the Ladies Card Club.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church (5606 Johnsfield Rd) in Standish. Pastor Anthony Voltattorni will preside, with burial at Woodmere Cemetery in Standish. The family will greet friends at the R O. Savage Funeral Chapel in Standish on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Joy will lie in state at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Joy is survived by her children Terry (Sandy) Schmidt, Doug (Kathy) Schmidt, Nancy (Larry) Mardon, and Peggy (Tony) Anderson; grandchildren Josh (fiancee Hannah Smith), Kyle, Adam, Keith and Ryan Schmidt, Cody Raquepaw, Jason and Jackie Anderson; step-granddaughter Heather (Brad) Loper; sisters Lois (Freeman ) Buttler and Janice Haas. Joy was preceded in death by her husband Sherman, sister and brother-in-law Carol and Dean Smith and brother-in-law Gerald Haas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to family choice.