Loa Ann H. Schmidt

Loa Ann H. Schmidt, age 86, of Chilton, died on August 12, 2020, at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. She was born October 24, 1933, daughter of the late Elmer and Rose Steinmetz. On June 17, 1959, she married Harvey Schmidt and together they raised two daughters.

Loa Ann was a hard-working person throughout her life. While helping Harvey run their farm, she also made time to work at the Chilton Care Center For 19 years. She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother, and she always found time to babysit for anyone that needed it. She tried to mend anything that needed it, whether it was hers or someone else’s. She was a phenomenal cook and anyone coming to her house was fed. She was a good friend to many people and always put others before herself. She was a devout Christian and member at Trinity Lutheran in Rantoul. 

Loa Ann is survived by her daughters: Julie (Bill) Kocourek and Lori Monroe (special friend, John Sheridan); three grandchildren: BreeAnn (fiancé, Zach Westcott), Jordan, and Eli; sisters-in-law: Eileen (Glenn) Beers, Joan Schmidt, and LaVerne Schmidt; brother-in-law: Richard (Audrey) Schmidt; a special four-legged friend: Tucker; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Loa Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; her parents: Elmer and Rose; Harvey’s parents: Martin and Leona Schmidt; sisters: Betty (John) Karls and Beulah Portman; brother: Elroy (Delores) Steinmetz; sister-in-law: Darlene Koehler; and brothers-in-law: Ronald Schmidt, Delbert Schmidt, and Martin Schmidt. 

A funeral service is set for 11:30am on Tuesday, August 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church (N6080 W. River Rd.) in Rantoul with Pastor Mark Wilkens officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:00am until 11:15am on the day of service. A committal service will take place at the Trinity Cemetery following the funeral service. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Thedacare Regional Medical Center, and the staff that took care of Loa Ann, especially Dr. Augelli and Nurse Roger. They would also like to thank Pastor Wilkens for his kindness and support. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Loa Ann Schmidt.