Alma Schmidt


Alma Schroeder Grobowsky Schmidt, 103, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Temple, Texas. A longtime resident of Austin and Lockhart, Alma had been a resident of the Meridian in Temple since 2005.

A visitation was held in Temple on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, 3110 Airport Road, Temple.

Services were held on Sat

urday, Dec. 14 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 728 S. Main Street, Lockhart, Texas. A visitation was held at the church at 1 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service conducted by Rev. Wayne Walther of Lockhart. Burial followed at the Lockhart Cemetery (Flores Street and Hwy 183).

Alma was born July 10, 1910, near Maxwell, Texas, the daughter of Erwin and Hermine Lippe Schroeder and sister to three brothers, Bill, Rudy and Bruno Schroeder.

Alma wed Hilmar Grobowsky on Sept. 3, 1931, and the couple made their home in Austin, where Hilmar worked at the Austin National Bank. The couple became the parents to three boys, George, Don and a son who died in infancy. Hilmar passed away on Aug. 1, 1961, in Austin.

Alma married Edgar Schmidt on Sept. 12, 1965, and moved to Lockhart where she was active in many community activities, Kreuz Market family and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Edgar passed away in 1990.

Alma was a dear and lovely lady who led a very active life. Known for her gardening and cooking, she gave many parties in her home and beautiful backyard. Milestones for family and friends were marked by celebrations hosted by Alma. She enjoyed travel and made friends wherever in the world she went – usually finding a fellow Texan with mutual friends.

Alma is survived by two devoted sons, George Grobowsky and wife, Joann, of Marshall; and Don Grobowsky and wife, Jan, of Temple; step-children, Don Schmidt and wife, Diane, Rick Schmidt and wife, Evelyn, and Nina Sells and husband, Jim, all of Lockhart.

She was a very loved “Grandma” by five grandchildren: Karen Grobowsky Fulton and husband, Kyle and Suzanne Grobowsky Blake and husband, Brad, all of Lubbock; George Grobowsky, Jr. and wife, Laura, of Houston; Jill Grobowky Bergus and husband, Jeff, and Sara Grobowsky Burnett and husband, Ricky, all of Dallas. Twelve great-grandchildren also called her Grandma:  Sean, Alec and Geoffrey Fulton; Aimee and Nelson Blake; Kate and Olivia Grobowsky; Kasch and Cade Bergus; and Luke, Lauren and Lindsay Burnett. She will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins, for whom she was the last link to her generation.

Pallbearers will include: George Grobowsky, Jr., Kyle Fulton, Brad Blake, Jeff Bergus, Ricky Burnett and Keith Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 728 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644 or Glen and Rita Kay Roney Bone and Joint Institute, Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas.

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