Gladys M. Schemmel

Gladys M. Schemmel

Gladys M. Schemmel


Gladys M. Schemmel, 90, of Monticello died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation in Monticello.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where there will be a parish scripture service at 3 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Gladys was born on Oct. 19, 1932, in Petersburg, the daughter of Clem and Frances (Weber) Deppe. She married Leo Schemmel on April 18, 1951, in Dyersville. Together they farmed near Worthington and eventually bought a farm west of Monticello. Leo preceded her in death on March 27, 1982. She continued to farm with the help of her son, Ron for another 10 years.

In addition to helping on the farm she kept active as a 4-H Leader and a member of the Monticello Garden Club, Sacred Heart Study Club and the Idle-Not Club.

Survivors include her children Ronald (Sue) Schemmel of Monticello, David (Barb) Schemmel of Cedar Rapids, Joseph (Kim) Schemmel of Cedar Rapids, Patty (Dave) Hammen of Harper and Joyce (Kurt) Hosch of Robins; 21 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hilda (Melvin) Reittinger and Sr. Julitta Deppe, OSF of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and parents-in-law, Ben and Rose Schemmel; brothers, William (Rosie) Deppe and Lawrence (Helen and Norma) Deppe; two sisters, Ardella (Don) Helle and Bertha (George) Klas; and several in-laws, Pearl (Gerald) Recker, Jean (Walter) Mormann, Marion (Vernon) Gudenkauf, LeRoy and Bernard Schemmel.

Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School.

Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello is assisting the family and information is available at Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 791, Monticello, IA 52310.

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