Timothy “Tim” G. Schmidt, 70, of Grundy Center, passed away on Tuesday, June 9th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, June 18th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PLEASE NOTE DATE) at the Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center. The memorial service will be held on Friday, June 19th at 10:30 AM at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Inurnment will be held at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center, following the memorial service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family and stories of Tim and messages of condolence can be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com
Tim was born on September 28, 1949, in Waterloo, Iowa, to his parents George & Minnie (Siebenga) Schmidt. He and his family lived on a farm outside of Holland. Tim attended country school and later graduated from Grundy Center High School. After high school, Tim worked a few odd jobs but began his 48-year career at Richelieu Foods (formerly Western Dressing) in Grundy Center, where he met and married the love of his life, Pamella Hulne. They were united in marriage on June 22, 1973 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grundy Center. The couple welcomed 2 children into their family.
In his spare time, you could find Tim at his favorite ‘watering hole’, Scotty’s Saloon, where he enjoyed socializing. You might have even caught him in there dancing too. Tim was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan, especially Hawks football. He was a former Grundy Center Jaycees member, he enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling but what brought the most joy to Tim, was spending time with his family, especially his 6 precious grandchildren.
Tim was a very hard worker, a ‘simple man’. Things won’t be the same without him, but stories and memories will bring comfort to his family in the times ahead.
He is survived by his wife Pam of 46 years, of Grundy Center; children Susan Schmidt and Scott (Mindy) Schmidt, both of Grundy Center; grandchildren Hazel, Jeffery (Kristin), Austyn, Baylee, Jessa and Bubba; sister Marge (Dave) Diamond of Whitten and brothers Steve (Deb Mettlin) Schmidt and Bill (Beth) Schmidt, both of Marshalltown. Tim was preceded in death by his parents; brother Chuck Schmidt.