Mildred "Millie" Colvin Schmidt

Jul 24, 2017


12:00 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


11:00 AM until services at noon at the funeral home


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.


Mildred "Millie" Colvin Schmidt, 90, of Waterloo, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Ravenwood Specialty Care. She was born September 9, 1926 in State Center, IA; the daughter of J.R. Ralph and Alice Proctor Jones. Mildred was married to Arthur Colvin in 1942; he preceded her in death on June 1, 1969. She then married Donald “Don” Schmidt on July 2, 1972 in Galena, IL.

Mildred worked at Rath Packing Co. for a short time and was a homemaker for the rest of her life. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Waterloo.                         

Mildred is survived by her husband, Donald Schmidt of Waterloo, IA, a son, Dennis Colvin of Marion, IA, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a step‑son, Les Schmidt of TN, a step‑daughter, DeAnne Swatek of Waterloo, two sisters, Joan Whitesell of Mountain Home, AR and Marie (Bob) Buttgen of Waterloo. 

She is preceded by a son, Arthur Colvin, Jr.; two brothers, Dwight and Joe Jones; a sister, LaVange Jones; and a daughter‑in‑law, Sue Colvin.

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  1. Rob & Linda Buttgen | Jul 26, 2017

    Dennis, Don and family,

    So sorry for your loss. No one had called us with this news. Hoping you find comfort in your memories of good times. 

  2. Ron Weber | Jul 25, 2017


        I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you and all the family.  May the lord give you comfort in your days ahead.  I will stop up to see you sometime. I'll find out where you are staying

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