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First Baptist Church of Plainwell
Monday April 11th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Plainwell
Monday April 11th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Hillside Cemetery
Monday April 11th, 2022

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Margaret "Peggy" Joyce Schmidt

Margaret “Peggy” Joyce (Ulmer) Schmidt peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus on April 4, 2022, at the age of 85.  She was born August 14, 1936, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Nelson Waltz Ulmer and Mary Louise (Fisher) Ulmer.  She was the youngest of six children of which four have preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death in 2011 by her husband of 34 years, Orville J Schmidt.  

She worked for many years at the Advanced Meter facility of Kal-Equip in Otsego, Michigan.  Later she worked for the Plainwell Public Schools in food service.  Peggy enjoyed crocheting, singing in the church choir, camping, traveling, the Detroit Tigers, and spending time with family and friends.  She was an avid collector of all things penguin.  So much so that she was known by her grandchildren as “Grandma Penguin”.

She is survived by a sister Alice (James) LeQuinn of Pennsylvania; her children Daniel (Jan) Rhodes and Diana (Dale) Curtis; her stepchildren Karen Middleton, Jim (Liz) Schmidt and their families; five grandchildren Todd (Carolyn) Rhodes, Scott Rhodes, Kevin Rhodes, Josiah Curtis, and Jacquelyn Curtis; three great-grandchildren Katelyn, Elyn and Joshua and many nieces and nephews.  

Memorial donations made in Peggy’s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Plainwell. 

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life for Peggy on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the First Baptist Church of Plainwell, 404 W Bridge St, Plainwell, Michigan with a time for visiting starting at 2:00 pm until the time of service at 3:00 pm with Pastor George Osborn officiating.  Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell, Michigan. 

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Peggy’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Schmidt family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881

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My sympathy to the family. Peggy had a great smile that could lift your spirit.

Herb Ayres Apr 18 2022 8:58 AM

To Aunt Peggy’s family,
May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace. I know she is in heaven playing with her sister, Grace.
Nancy Merrill

Nancy Merrill Apr 11 2022 12:03 PM

Diana & Dale, Don & I have been thinking of alot of good Memories , about Aunt Peg, she was a wonderful mother an loved you all so very much and always shared her stories about her grandchildrens ❤️ and her camping trips.. after I came in to the family she Treated me like one of family ( Cinderella ) I'll tell you that story sometime , she loved Josiah & Jacquelyn... she was so proud of them .. ❤️
God's Blessings
Your Cousins
Don & Sharon

DON & Sharon Merrill Apr 11 2022 10:38 AM

Dan & Jan some many memories are running in our minds of Aunt Peg, and everyone's visits coming here and coming out to see you all .. know we have you all in our prayers for comfort ❤️ holding on to the memories, Peg loved you all so much and always shared her love about her grandchildrens Todd & Carolyn and their children Scott & Kevin God's Blessings 🙌
Your Cousins Don & Sharon ❤️

Don & Sharon Merrill Apr 11 2022 10:24 AM

Am sorry to learn about Peggy. She was always so friendly to me. Where have the years gone? Forgotten that she was married to Junior (Orville) Schmidt for 34 years. They were so happy and made a cute couple. Orville lived in my parent’s neighborhood when I was growing up.

Patti (Khodl) Hewitt Apr 10 2022 10:24 PM

Peg was a joy to know. Whenever I play Skip-Bo I think of her. Thankful she is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

Terry L Hutchison Apr 10 2022 8:22 PM

Diana, your mother was a very special lady and will be missed. I still remember her telling me to try doing my puzzles on a white background. I think of her whenever I do a puzzle. Her suggestion was very helpful. May you feel Gods loving comfort as our human hearts are never quite ready to say goodbye. Love and hugs to you, Dale, Josiah & Jacquelyn, Dan, Jan and family.

Kevin & Debby Vig Apr 8 2022 9:53 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Peggy was a beautiful person. Rest In Peace.

Lesa Sanchez Apr 8 2022 9:33 AM

Blessed restfulness and peace in the arms of her Jesus. My sincerest love and condolences to Diana and Dale and families. Shirley Spaeth, GIR Class, Calvary Church. (May those who come behind us find us faithful.)

Shirley Spaeth Apr 7 2022 9:36 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am so sorry for your loss

Lyn Turk Apr 7 2022 4:03 PM

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