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Name: Schmidt, Marie Goertzen Mouttet (1899-1980)

Historical Note:

from funeral program in collection:

Marie Goertzen Schmidt was born December 31, 1899. She was the daughter of Henry H. and Anna (Schmidt) Goertzen. She grew up near Goessel, Kansas, attending school at the Heimbaugh School, District 81, and she also attended the Hillsboro Bible Academy for two years.

Upon her confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, she was baptized on December 26, 1917, by the Rev. P. H. Unruh, and became a member of the Alexanderwohl Church.

On September 9, 1921, she was married to Oswin Mouttet. They began their married life on a farm northeast of Hillsboro in the Brudertal Church area. It was here that they adopted Rosamund as their daughter. Marie transferred her membership to the Brudertal Church in May of 1922, and has remained a member in what is now Trinity the remaining days of her life. From this farm they moved to a place southeast of Marion, and from there to Hillsboro, where on Ash Street she and her husband Oswin Mouttet build a home which has remained her home until she needed to go to the Hospital on January 28 of this year, and from the hospital to the Bethesda Home, Goessel.

Her husband Oswin Mouttet died January 17, 1966, they having shared the joys and sorrows of married life for nearly 45 years.

On May 13, 1967 Marie was married to John J. Schmidt. John died in February of 1973, the two having lived together for a short six years.

Marie was interested in making comforters and other materials for missions, rolling bandages for Relief and Mission hospitals. She contributed to numerous Conference causes, including Bethel College, Missions, and Relife. "She was a good mother" is the way Rosamund said it, "providing a good home."

Marie entered the Salem Hospital in January where she received treatment. She was able to be transferred to the Bethesda Home, Goessel, but her stay was short, when on Tuesday morning, March 4, she quietly slipped over to be with her Maker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and by her first husband Oswin Mouttet, and her second husband J. J. Schmidt.

Surviving are her daughter Rosamund, and her husband Fred Mau, of Herington; one grand child and one great grandchild. Four brothers: William and wife of Newton; Dan of Goessel; Cornelius of Walton; and Menno and wife of Rt. 2, Newton.

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