Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2005


June 2, 2005


The Mass of Christian Burial for Elaine M. Schmitz, 45, Baldwin City, was Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Schmitz died May 25, 2005, south of Lawrence.

She was born Jan.1,1960, at Axtell, the daughter of Dave and Marilyn (Gudenkauf) Carlson. She attended St. Peter and Paul grade school and graduated from Nemaha Valley High School.

She married Tim R. Schmitz July 8, 1978, at Seneca. They lived in Baileyville for eight years before moving to Marysville where they lived for 11 years. They moved to Baldwin City in 1999.

Mrs. Schmitz ran a daycare and preschool for 10 years in Marysville until she began working for the Marysville School District as a paraprofessional. After moving to Baldwin City, she worked as a paraprofessional at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City.

Survivors include her husband Tim of the home; three daughters, Amy Schmitz, Overland Park, Stacy Heimann and her husband Nick, Tonganozie, and Kelsey Schmitz, Overland Park; her parents; five brothers, Dan Carlson and his wife Cindy, Ken Carlson and his wife Lori, Rick Carlson and his wife Jan, all of Seneca, Mark Carlson and his wife Janae, Leavenworth, Keith Carlson and his wife Charlene, Topeka; five sisters, Nancy Gudenkauf and her husband Stan, Alpharetta, Ga., Joyce Borg and her husband Dave, Fall City, Neb., Linda Peterson and her husband Craig, Olathe, Diane Hilbert and her husband James, Topeka, Lisa Young and her husband Tom, Frisco, Texas; her grandfather Edward Carlson, Diamond, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Florence Gudenkauf and Gladys Carlson, her in-laws, Ed and Adelaide Schmitz and one niece Megan Carlson.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin. Memorials may be made to the Elaine Schmitz Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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