In Memory of Amy M. Schmidt

Amy M. Schmidt
Amy M. Schmidt
Born: November 28, 1977
Died: October 5, 2020
Age: 42
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Amy M. Schmidt
November 28, 1977 - October 5, 2020
From: Battle Creek, IA

Amy M. Schmidt, age 42, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center of Des Moines, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged and social distancing rules apply. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes of Battle Creek and Ida Grove, Iowa, are in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Amy M. (Ludwigs) Schmidt, was born on November 28, 1977, in DeRidder, Louisiana, to Alfert and Barva (Faires) Ludwigs. During her early years, Amy lived in Louisiana and LeMars, Iowa, before finding her forever home in Akron, Iowa, with Bob and Mary Lou Klemme. Amy graduated from Akron Westfield High School with the class of 1996. She then pursued a career in nursing at Western Iowa Tech Community College of Sioux City, Iowa, where she obtained her degree as a RN. Amy went on to further her education at Creighton University graduating with a BSN.

You may have encountered Amy’s warm smile and compassionate care over the years at Maple Heights Nursing Home, Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Willow Dale Wellness Village (as a DON) or at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Her calling to help and teach others, lead Amy to Clarkson University where she graduated magna cum laude with an MSN in Nursing Education. She found her niche in teaching within the RN program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she was currently employed at the Storm Lake campus.

On August 26, 2000, Amy married the love of her life, Kevin Lee Schmidt, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple settled down on the Schmidt family farm north of Battle Creek, Iowa, where they were blessed with two children Brandon and Courtney.

Amy was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother who embraced every moment with her family and was especially proud of her children. Despite starting as a ‘city girl’, she loved farm life and was willing to lend a helping hand in all of the aspects of the farm including caring for her pet cows and chickens. Her smile and laugh would light up a room.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband Kevin Schmidt and children Brandon and Courtney all of Battle Creek, IA; parents Bob and Mary Lou Klemme of Akron, IA; siblings John Ludwigs of Dallas, TX, James Ludwigs of LeMars, IA, Christy Ludwigs of Epworth, IA, Joy Martin of Anacoco, LA, Linda Pry of LeMars, IA, Sharon Grant of Ramona, CA and Faith Schiltz of Remsen, IA; Father-in-law and mother-in-law Richard and Judy Schmidt of Ida Grove, IA; extended family and dear friends.

Amy was preceded in death by her brother Alfert Ludwigs, Jr. and sister Grace Donna Ludwigs.  


10:30 a.m., Monday
October 11, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Recorded Selections
"Amazing Grace"
"10,000 Reasons"


Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:48 AM
“Kevin and Family
Carol and I wish to extended our deepest condolences at Amy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Frederick C Anderson
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:48 AM
“During my time growing up with Amy, Faith,and Grace Donna they all were the the best sisters any girl could have asked for.Kevin,Brandon, And Courtney,She’ll always be with you watching over you from up above. Be strong I know she loved you all very much.i I’ll never forget Amy she was very supportive of all of us when growing up with Bob and Marylou.She was the sweetest,kindest,and most loving wife,mother,daughter,sister,aunt and we will all miss her very much.Amy fly high with the angels .You’ll be in our hearts always.Until we meet again sis I love you.This isn’t goodbye it’s see you later.”
- Nadia Aguilar
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:34 AM
“Kevin, I am very sorry to hear of Amy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.”
- John Phillips
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“Am so very sorry to learn of Amy's passing. She was my Supervisor when I worked at Willowdale Care Center, in Battle Creek. She was such a kind & compassionate nurse. Sending my condolences to her family & many friends. She will be missed. Fly high with the angels, Amy.”
- Patricia Wilson
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Faith's sister. Know that the family is held dear in our hearts and you are all in our prayers. ”
- Rod and Carmen (Schiltz) Wittkop
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“Our deepest sympathy at this time of your loss. Prayers for healing and peace.”
- Chuck & Teresa Schumann
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:38 AM
“I met Amy for the first time when she was 7 years old. Over the years I had the pleasure of watching her grow as part of the Ludwigs’s family. Amy was special from the very start. Her smile was contagious and when she hugged you she did so with her whole heart.
Amy dreamed of one day having her own family and marrying the love of her life. She found the love of her life in Kevin. Together their love for each other created my handsome nephew, Brandon, and my beautiful niece, Courtney. When Amy spoke of each of you it was evident that she loved you more than words can describe. Being a wife and mother was the happiest I had ever seen her. Know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Love you all.”
- Sheila Ludwigs
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:38 AM
“I am very sorry for your loss. Amy was one of the best teachers I have had the privilege to meet. She had a love for her student and job that is indescribable. I am praying for all family and friends affected by this sudden loss, God bless you in this difficult time, sending lots of love. ”
- Karla R
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:38 AM
“We are so sorry to hear Amy passed. I’m sister to Kevin Schiltz. She will be missed by many. May God bless you all and find comfort she’ll be with you always. ”
- Debbie Schiltz Swaynie
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:38 AM
“So Sorry for your loss Kevin. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
- Damion Nepper
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 12:11 PM
“I have spent more time with my nursing school family then my own own over the last year, and in that time Amy became more than just a teacher. She truly loved us and wanted to see us succeed. She believed in us when we struggled to believe in ourselves. And I know that if we are hurting that you, Kevin, Courtney and Brandon are hurting so much more. She talked about you all everyday, she loved you and was so very proud of all of you. I'll pray for peace, and strength as you navigate this next chapter of your lives. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.”
- Korriane James
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:44 AM
“Kevin, Courtney, and Brandon,
My heart aches for you as you mourn the loss of your wife, mom, and friend. Amy has a beautiful soul making sure she took good care of her family, patients and students. I pray that you find peace, hope, and love knowing that Amy is with our Lord. We don't understand why God takes people who are so young, but we must trust in his ways. We are not telling Amy goodbye, but simply telling her see you later. Please let us know if you need anything. Know that we are praying for you and your family.
Love and hugs,
Joey Hoefling ”
- Joey Hoefling
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