Schmidt, Bernita

Bernita Schmidt, 90, of N. Summit Street, Morenci, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Heartland of Wauseon in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Seneca Township to Walter and Caroline D. (Burkholder) Kutzley. She married Edwin H. Schmidt on Aug. 21, 1936 in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1969.

Bernita was a homemaker and farmer's wife. She worked at Morenci Rubber Products for 15 years and was a member of the Munson United Brethren Church. 

Survivors include two sons, Harold Schmidt and Albert (and JoAnn) Schmidt, both of Morenci; daughter-in-law Grace Schmidt of Morenci; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Davis of Morenci; and a brother, Victor Kutzley of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Besides her husband, Edwin, Bernita was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edwin “Junior” Schmidt; a sister, Irene Figgins; and a brother, Howard Kutzley.

The funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Paul Webster officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Munson United Brethren Church.