Vergean Schmidt

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Vergean Mae Schmidt 83 of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday April 21, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Vergean M. Freitag was born April 18, 1934, in Elkader. She was the daughter of Glendor and Vera (Breitsprecher) Freitag. She received her education in Elkader, graduating from Elkader High School with the class of 1951. On September 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Carl Schmidt at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. 

Vergean worked as a telephone operator in Elkader, was the school cook at the Farmersburg School for 12 years and did daycare out of her home. When not busy with work she enjoyed baking, fishing, camping, gardening and playing cards. She belonged to multiple card clubs. Her favorite pastime was playing euchre and pinochle and spending time with her Red Hat Club. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. 

Survivors include one daughter, Teresa (Brian) Eilers of Luana; one son, Tim (Nancy) Schmidt of Ellenton, Florida; five grandchildren, Chris, Brandon, Kyle, Tyler and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Vincent and one brother, Ivan Freitag of Elkader.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl, in 2003, a son, Terry, and a sister, Marilyn Unruh.

 Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 24, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg. The Rev. Harold McMillin officiated. Friends called from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at the Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona and one hour before services at the church on Monday. Interment was at Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery in Farmersburg, Iowa. 

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted family with the arrangements.

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