In Memory of Amy M. Schmidt
Died: October 5, 2020
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 www.christensenvanhouten.com
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
Carol and I wish to extended our deepest condolences at Amy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
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.”
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 ”