Marilynn “Tiny” Schmidt, 67

Here’s the story, about a woman named Tiny, who was bringing up four very lovely girls (and a boy). All of them had hair of gold, except for Holly, the youngest one with curls. It’s the story, of a man named Steve, who was busy with three kids of his own. There were four of them, living all together, yet they were all alone. Til the one day when the lady met this fella, and they knew that it was much more than a hunch. That this group must somehow form a family, that’s the way we all became the Schmidty bunch.

Although her story will continue without her Schmidty bunch, we know she is no longer in pain and is finally reunited with many family, friends, and pets.

Marilynn “Tiny” Schmidt, 67, of Marshalltown, Iowa was called to rest on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Central Iowa Healthcare. She was a beautiful lady. She always laughed. She was wonderful. She loved hard. She loved fiercely. She was a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She had great times and hard times, but she always had resilience and a positive attitude. She was the strongest person we knew.

Marilynn Dorothea Schmidt was born on January 15, 1951 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of James and Dorothea (Krier) Moehrl. She was raised and educated in the Marshalltown School District.

On September 29,1990, Tiny was united in marriage to Steven Schmidt. She most recently worked at the Blood Center of Iowa, retiring in 2009. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Tiny was passionate about her family, her fur babies, making wedding decorations, listening to music, playing spider solitaire, collecting purses and taking care of her plants and flowers.

Left to continue her legacy is her husband Steve; children: Stephanie (Alan) Erickson, Holly Bussell, Jennifer (Ryan) O’Neal, Allison (Eric) Wilson, Jill Clark, Jon (Beth) Schmidt, Aaron (Heather) Schmidt and Abby Schmidt; grandchildren: Kata Erickson, Kolby Erickson, Lexi Vaughn, Hunter Riedl, Jake Vaughn, Ethan Schmidt, Lauren O’Neal, Myles Schmidt, Harper Schmidt, Adalyn Wilson and Hadley Schmidt; one great-granddaughter: Luna Erickson; as well as her dachshunds: Houston and Dallas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Mike Moehrl, sister Mary (Moehrl) Blaine, niece Jennifer Kasal, and furry companions Geoffrey Owens, Emmy Rose and Theodore. Memorial services for Tiny will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Greg Bahl officiating. Public visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, where there will be a 7:00 p.m. vigil service.

Memorial contributions may be directed in Tiny’s name to her family. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral home is caring for Tiny and her family.