Elizabeth Schilmoeller, 83, of Remsen, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at the Orange City Hospital, Orange City.
The former Elizabeth Staab was born Dec. 20, 1919, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (Sudtelgte) Staab. Elizabeth was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which she graduated in 1937. She then did domestic work at Chicago, Ill., for several years.
On Jan. 23, 1940, she married Emil Schilmoeller at Remsen. They made their home near Granville where they farmed for four years. They then moved to a farm north of Remsen where they farmed until retiring on the farm in 1979. In December 1982 they moved into Remsen.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, The Missionary Association of Catholic Women and Happy Siesta Health Care Center Auxiliary in Remsen.
Survivors include her husband, Emil of Remsen; two daughters and their husbands, Betty Jean and Mike Kaschmitter of Spencer, Charlene and Don Bunch of Lenore, Idaho; four sons and their wives, Ronald and Evelyn of Remsen, Gary and Kathy of Orono, Maine, Leon and Jan of Cottage Grove, Minn., Bob and Ruth of Burnsville, Minn.; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Ervin and Fern Staab and Roman and Maxine Staab, all of Remsen; three sisters, Helen Wiederholt of Sioux City, Doris Reilly of Le Mars, Rita Mary and her husband, Edward Schaaf, of Eugene, Ore.; one sister-in-law, Alvina Augustine of Remsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer services at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be grandchildren.