SchmitzAngelaAngela C. Schmitz, 90, of County B, Holy Cross, Town of Belgium died peacefully with her loving family around her on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at her home.

She was born August 1, 1921 in the Town of Belgium to Otto and Margaret Jacoby Krier.  Oldest of nine, Angela lived in the area all of her life and attended school locally.  In her youth, she had worked for Krier Preserving in Belgium.   On May 29, 1943 she married Arthur D. Schmitz of Dacada at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada.  They operated their family farm in Holy Cross and raised their family.  He preceded her in death on February 2, 2001.

Her family and her faith were very important to her.  She was active in the Holy Cross Parish and their Christian Women.  Angela was instrumental in the establishment of the Holy Cross 4-H Club.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening, crossword puzzles and reading.

She is survived by her seven children June (Harold) Geiser of Cecil, Eugene