In Memory of Shaina Lynn Schmidt

Shaina Lynn Schmidt
Shaina Lynn Schmidt
Born: July 4, 1982
Died: January 7, 2020
Age: 37
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Shaina Lynn Schmidt
July 4, 1982 - January 7, 2020
From: Galesburg, IL | Originally: Battle Creek, IA

Shaina Lynn Schmidt, age 37, of Galesburg, Illinois (formerly of Des Moines and Battle Creek, Iowa) passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at her residence of Galesburg, Illinois.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Shaina Lynn Schmidt, the firecracker daughter of Deron and Tracey (McBride) Schmidt, was born July 4, 1982, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She grew up on the farm outside of Battle Creek, Iowa and received her education at Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School graduating with the class of 2000. After high school she attended Iowa State University.

While living in Ames, Iowa, Shaina was employed as the assistant manager of Hy-Vee. From there she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and began working at Mediacom. On January 2, 2014, Shaina and Joey Hayes were blessed with a son, Boston. In February of 2019, the family moved to Galesburg, Illinois where Shaina enjoyed being a stay at home mom.

Shaina was an avid Iowa State Cyclones and Minnesota Vikings fan. She loved coming home and spending time on the farm with her family and their trips to Big Pine Lake in Minnesota. Shaina also loved her trips with Joey and Boston to their “Secret Park” known as Adventureland. Shaina will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory include her soulmate Joey Hayes of Galesburg, IL and their son Boston; her parents Deron and Tracey Schmidt of Battle Creek, IA; brother Dylan (Tiffany) Schmidt of Battle Creek, IA and their children Cade, Taytum and Tucker; sister Shelby Schmidt (Brad Siebersma) of Danbury, IA and her son Bronx; maternal grandparents Jim and Yvonne McBride of Battle Creek, IA; paternal grandparents Ed and Judy Schmidt of Battle Creek, IA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents; aunts and uncle Joan and Bryan Grothe and Janiece Lehmann.



10:30 a.m., Monday,
January 13, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Josh Hewitt
Kris Hasstedt
Jarrod Byerly
Katie boughey
Kayla DeMuth
Meggan Brandmeyer

Honorary Pallbearers
Ryne Schmidt
Teel Schmidt
Skey Schmidt
Summit Nielsen
Denali Nielsen
Kenai Nielsen
Lyndsey McBride
Sydney McBride
Bailey McBride
Lauren Turk
Blake Keuhner


4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday,
January 12, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Hallelujah by Pentatonix
Drowning by Chris Young
See You Again by Carrie Underwood


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:45 PM
“Shaina was a childhood friend that was and always will be remembered in the hearts of so many. I can remember no matter where I would see her she would always be so full of laughter and bright smiles! I pray that her family will have strength to overcome their great loss and have Faith that God is keeping her safe now, and she will be Boston’s forever Guardian angel until they meet again🙏🏼”
- Rachel (Moser) Callahan
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:41 AM
“Sending prayers to your family on the great loss of Shaina. Prayers for comfort and peace. I know she will be deeply missed and the pain right now is unbearable. We will keep you in our prayers. May God give you peace.

The Brown Family - ”
- Jim Brown
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:41 AM
“I met Shaina at First United Presbyterian Church in Galesburg. What a bright light she was, and her love of God was obvious! Boston is so wonderful, and I’ll continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers, as well as Joey and all family of Shaina. She said Boston liked me because my hair looked like “Aunt Shelby”. My deepest sympathy and prayers always!”
- Aimee Doyle
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time”
- Brent & Christyl
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“God Bless you all. She was a fantastic lady. May you all stay strong ”
- Alexander and Rachael Lehmann
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“Oh my goodness how dear Shaina will be missed! She was a light, a joy, a steady rock. My deepest condolences to Joey and Boston. May you find peace knowing she loved you with her whole heart.”
- Sue Navratil
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:34 PM
“Deepest sympathy all of Shaina' family. Prayers and love. God Bless!
- Fern Krayenhagen
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“We were so very sorry to learn of Shaina's passing. She was taken much too soon. We know that her life and love will be missed by all those she served and especially by those in her family. We will continue to pray for your family that you might heal from this unexpected passing and that Boston especially will retain an active memory of his mom. Special Blessings to all those who knew Shaina and who will help her family recover from their loss. We wish you evolving Peace.”
- Nancy and George Kraus and family
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“So Sorry for your loss! I know from experience there is no terrible pain when you lose a child. No matter what the age my Ryan was 3 months old! Cherish the memories and take care of that grandson! Love you guys!”
- David Ortman
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:16 AM
“We worked with Shania. Her family was the absolute most important thing to her. I felt like I knew them personally by all the wonderful stories she would share with us. We are sending our sympathy to her family. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Andrea & Matt Wilcox
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:16 AM
“I remember when we where in 5th grade and we got to meet all the Battle Creek kids, Shania talked to everyone and was such a happy go lucky person. I have many fond thoughts of your daughter. She was always so kind, her smile and laughter was contagious! There isn't enough words to express my sadness for your loss. She will always hold a special place in our hearts! Forever Class of 2000 ”
- Heidi Grissom-Neslon
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“So sorry for your loss , too early to leave this earth . Rest in Peace Shaina !”
- Dennis Brenner
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“Sister, best friend, you have no idea how much I’m going to miss our conversations. Nobody will fully understand our relationship but it didn’t matter because we did. I know you’re in a better place, but please know that you will always still be loved and cherished and you’ll be with me everyday. NayNay, thank you for your kind gentle soul, may you be at peace. Love you always, Shelb ”
- Shelby Rae
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“The Schmidt family. I write this with a heavy heart. Shaina will be missed by a lot of people. She touched many lives. Mary Jo babysat her, Teresa and Trudie became very good friends with Shaina. She played 8th grade basketball and High school golf for me. She was a treat to coach and be around. Shaina is God's hands now. God bless you and your family.”
- Byron Hartwig
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“Joey ,Boston, and all family ,friends my heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Shaina. I did meet her and talked with her at Hyvee while working there. Very nice lady. Thoughts and Prayers sent to all!❤🙏❤ Gaye ”
- Gaye Henson
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3:16 PM
“To Boston, Joey, Tracey, Deron and the Schmidt Family,
There are no words to describe the sadness and loss of Shaina is to our family. It always gave me such joy to witness the love she had for Boston and my son, Joey. I was so happy they had the opportunity to continue to grow in love together in their new home in Illinois. Now it’s up to those who loved Shaina dearly to make sure that Boston and Joey remember all she gave to them. I pray that you, Shaina, will be their “special angel” watching over them as they struggle on without you. Love you! Rita Hayes (Mom)”
- Rita Hayes
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3:16 PM
“There are no words to take away the pain you are feeling. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I especially pray for you Joey and Boston as I have been there when Amber's first dad died when she was only three and a half. God gives us the strength to get through a loss like this. God bless!”
- Judy Anderson
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“Schmidt Family, Joey and Boston,

There are no words to describe how incredibly sorry I am for your loss. I have always greatly admired Shaina's devotion to family and how incredible of a mother she was to Boston. It was so evident how much she adored her family and son and how much you adored her. I will forever be grateful how she was there for Joey during our own father's death and remember the kindness and compassion she showed to our family during such a difficult time. Losing Shaina is such an immense loss for all. She was a beautiful and caring person and I am so glad to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Christina Uptain
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“My son Anderson enjoyed play dates and dinners with Shaina and Boston. Her positive attitude and welcoming spirit was contagious. She will be missed dearly. ”
- Jennifer Graves
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schmidt family. We will continue to keep you all in our hearts in this terrible event. Shaina was such a wonderful young woman and she will surely be missed. Just know that she is in heaven with God without any more pain or suffering. ”
- Carl and Gaylene Lee Family
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“My deepest sympathy to everyone. Shaina was a dear friend and we were so close for many years. Her smile and laugh were contagious and she always knew how to cheer me up when I was feeling down. She will be truly missed and may be gone, but never forgetten. All my love to family and friends in this difficult time.”
- Jarrod Byerly
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“God Bless you Shaina, you are loved”
- Karen Robak
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“Prayers for Deron Tracy & Family”
- Jim&Sherrie Brodersen
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Shaina. I liked her so much when she worked in the store and later on, we became friends on Facebook. She will be missed so much, especially by her little son. We pray that your faith and your many memories of her will comfort you.”
- Darla
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“God Took You Way To Soon !! You Were A special Girl with a Heart of Gold and You Were Always Smiling !! I'm In Shock wit Your Passing-Prayers to all of Your Family and a Special Prayers To Her Son Boston !! You'll Be Greatly Missed !”
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM
“Shaina touched the lives of so many and we are better people because of her! My deepest condolences to her family! She was a beautiful young lady and mother! My heart breaks for all of you and I am keep all of you especially Boston in my prayers! R.I.P. Beautiful 😇 ”
- Jeanie
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