Helen Marie Siemering Schmidt
Helen Marie Siemering Schmidt
June 6, 1925 – December 9, 2020
Helen Schmidt was born in Maxwell, Texas ( on a blackland farm between Uhland and Maxwell ) on June 6, 1925. Her parents were John August and Henrietta Wink Siemering.
She grew up during the depression days of this country that led into World War II. At home, they baked bread every day, separated the cream from the milk to make butter, butchered their own hogs and cattle, made their own sausage and lye soap – all those fun things to do on a farm. It is reported that she even tried to milk a cow once but had to relinquish those duties to one of the brothers. Ever been hit in the head by a swishing cow’s tail full of cockleburs?
She and her family were members of Ebenezer Lutheran Church of Maxwell. She attended school in Maxwell but graduated from Lockhart High School when the Maxwell District was consolidated with Lockhart. She played on the girl’s basketball team while in school.
Later in life she attended St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin and Niederwald United Church of Christ while living in Creedmoor.
After graduation from high school, she went to Brenham to attend business school also working at the Ration Board for awhile. She and a friend then went to Orange, Texas at the Naval Base Shipyards supporting the war effort.
Not finding a suitable place to live, she went back home and moved to Austin, getting a job at Fulmore Junior High. Not having a job in the summertime, she went to work at Yarings, then took a civil service exam and she went to work for the Labor Dept.
She married Rabbit Schmidt on Feb. 23, 1946 and they had a home built on Avenue G. In 1952 they moved to Creedmoor on the Ed Steussey place and then bought the Perry home in 1954, where she has resided ever since.
She loved country music and they would go dancing at Dessau Hall, The Skyline, Club 21 in Uhland and other places with friends. They went 9 pin bowling at Rogers Ranch, again with their many friends. Las Vegas had the same allure to them and their friends, they loved Las Vegas.
She had three brothers and one sister – Johnny Siemering ( Dale ), Robert Siemering ( Lillian ), Doris Colgin ( Tommy ), Jimmy Siemering ( Barbara ) – Jimmy and Barbara reside near Uhland.
Her children are Jimmy ( Brenda – deceased ), Bobby ( Sue Wilhite ), Janet – deceased, and Geraldine ( Corkey Hass ).
She had nine grandchildren – Shane Schmidt ( Melissa ), Shelley Nelson ( Mike ), Chris Spurgeon, Sonny Schmidt ( Wendy ), Emily Kimbrell ( James – deceased ), Bud Boehnke ( Cristie ), Jamie Schmidt ( Lisa ), Joey Schmidli ( Amanda ) and Tommy Schmidt ( Ashley ). She also has thirteen great and three great great grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband Rabbit, grandson Junior Schmidli, Father and Mother-in- law Robert ( Opa ) and Telka Koehler ( Oma ) Schmidt, brothers Johnny ( Dale ) and Robert ( Lillian ) Siemering, sister Doris ( Tommy ) Colgin, Brothers – in – law Joe ( Eleanor ) and Nonnie ( Ann ) Schmidt, sisters – in – law Vera Schuenemann ( Hilbert ) and Meta Scott ( Robert ).
Visitation was held at the Creedmoor Community Center on Saturday December 12, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and graveside services were Sunday at 12:00 noon at the Lockhart City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy, Willie and James Colgin and John, Robert and Mike Siemering.
Thanks to all her friends ( including Becky Beck, David Lopez, Nathan Morris and many, many others), caregivers ( Angie, Donna and Caitlin) and relatives , all of whom made her life special.
Love, Faith and Charity ( Love ) that’s the way life’s meant to be, and the greatest of these is love. Remember, The Bible says “ To be absent from this body is to be with The Lord.”
Officiating the services was Robert Wilhite of Creedmoor and, in absentia, Roy Thoene of Tyler.
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