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Obituary: Schmid




Elaine Ardis Schmid, 89, Fairbury, died at 9:55pm, Monday, July 18, 2022 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.


A private service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at East Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury with ministers of the German Apostolic Christian Church officiating.


Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2022 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mrs. Schmid was born July 3, 1933 in Cissna Park; the daughter of Levi and Charlma (Franklin) Young. She married David B. Schmid on April 20, 1957 in Danville, IL. Her husband, David passed away on November 22, 2016.


Survivors include their children, Joyce (Frank) Nestor, Pontiac; Donald (Lisa) Schmid, Chenoa; Sheryl (Marlin) Miller, Lexington; 8 grandchildren, Blake (Ashley) Nestor, Janelle (Corey) Brown, Ashley (Jesse) Legner, Alyssa Nestor, Anthony (Hannah) Williams, Jesse (Bree) Williams, Ross (Lindsey Mackey) Miller and Laura (Jerun Trajko) Miller; 3 great grandchildren, Sophie Rask, Willow Nestor, Aira Williams; three sisters, Beverly (Paul) Lanz, Strawn; Janet (John) Terry, Danville; Joan (Urban) Kaeb, Cissna Park; and one brother, Wendell (Dorothy) Young, Cissna Park.


Mrs. Schmid was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters, Norma Fehr, Mary Jane Young and Kathryn Kaeb.


She was a lifelong farmer’s wife, helping wherever she could and was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac for 45 years. She attended the German Apostolic Christian Church, Fairbury. Elaine loved her family and cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren.

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