CLINTON — Norma J. Schmitt, 85, of Clinton, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Prairie Hills, Clinton.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with lunch and fellowship to follow at Rastrelli’s. Her urn will be buried next to her husband at Clinton Lawn. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

Norma Jean Johannes was born May 27, 1931, in Dyersville, Iowa, the daughter of William and Zita Johannes. She married Louis Schmitt on Oct. 3, 1953, in Dyersville; he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1978.

Norma was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Randy (Ellen) Schmitt of Clinton and Kevin (Catherine) Schmitt of Cambridge, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Philip (Stephanie) Schmitt of Morrison, Illinois, Joseph Schmitt of New Haven, Connecticut, Lora (Jeremy) Nelson of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Allyson (Brandon) Hicks of Beulah, North Dakota, Terry (Jill) Schmitt of Iowa City, Evan Massey of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Sarah Massey of Chicago; son-in-law, Mark Massey of Clinton; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerome (Celeste) Johannes of Cedar Rapids.

In addition to her husband, Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Terry Schmitt and daughter, Kathy Massey.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

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