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Loren Otis Schmitt

October 17, 1945 April 19, 2018
Loren Otis Schmitt
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Obituary for Loren Otis Schmitt

Loren Otis Schmitt, 72, of Iowa City, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nichols Public Cemetery, Nichols, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The National Federation of the Blind or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Loren was born on October 17, 1945 in Iowa City, IA, the son of Herbert and Nell (Kelsey) Schmitt. He graduated from The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. Loren received his B.B.A. from The University of Iowa and his Masters from the University of Illinois. He worked for the Conner Center as an information specialist and before retirement taught braille in Kansas. Loren was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Iowa City Academy of Martial Arts and the National Federation of the Blind.

Loren is survived by his three children, Nick (Melissa) Schmitt of Menan, ID, Virgil (Amanda) Schmitt of Idaho Falls, ID, and Sarah (Dustin) Orgill, Blackfoot, ID; one sister, Genene Moss of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; brother-in-law, Andy (Judy) Wehde of Iowa City; and seven grandchildren; and extended family. He was preceded in death by his sister, Norma and parents.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

26

Apr

5:00 PM 4/26/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Friday

27

Apr

11:00 AM 4/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Nichols Cemetery Final Resting Place

1817 Elder Avenue
Nichols, IA 52766

1817 Elder Avenue Nichols 52766 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2730 Bradford Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street
Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
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