Obituary for Twila LaVina Schmidt
Twila LaVina (Arnold) Schmidt, age 102 years, of Holyoke, CO passed away August 4, 2017 surrounded by her family at her Granddaughter Dixie and husband Rogers home in Sidney NE.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, August 10th in the Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke with Pastor Gary A. Rahe officiating. Burial will follow in the Holyoke Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney on Wednesday, August 9th from 3-7:00 P.M. and at the Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Twila’s name to the church or SRMC Hospice in Sidney. You may view Twila’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Twila’s care and funeral arrangements.
Twila was born October 28, 1914, in Lamar, NE, to Frank and Ella (Harding) Arnold where she lived until 1927 when her family moved to Holyoke.
Throughout Twila's childhood, she continued to reside in Holyoke where she graduated Valedictorian from Holyoke High School class of 1933.
Twila was a devoted Christian, and has always had a personal relationship with her Lord and savior. Twila was confirmed December 12, 1934 and Baptized on December 25, 1959.
In May 1933, Twila was united in marriage to Wilty Herman Poos and moved to the Amherst community. They later divorced in 1949. Into this union two sons were born, Verlin (Bud) in 1934 and Johnny in 1937.
On October 24, 1952, Twila married Lawrence Schmidt, they made their home at the Schmidt oil station outside of Holyoke until 1965 when they purchased their home in Holyoke where they both lived until Lawrence passed away in 1996. Twila continued to reside in her home until she was unable to care for herself. One of Twila's greatest enjoyments was her family, she would often comment how precious they were and that she loved them all dearly.
Twila was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ella Arnold, 2 brothers Obert and Leonard Arnold and her two sons, Verlin (Bud) and Johnny Poos.
She is survived by her four Grand-children; Dixie Brown and husband Roger of Sidney, NE, Marty Poos and wife Jennie of Merino, CO, Pennie Ramey and husband Dave of Atwood CO, Caroline Whiting and husband Brain of Aurora CO; 13 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren, two daughters-in-law; Mary Poos of Aurora, CO and Sharon Poos of Merino ,CO; ex daughter-in -law Mary Jane McCasland Allen of Sterling, CO and step-grandson Burke and wife Jill of Annabelle, Utah along with one step son Robert Schmidt and wife Charlotte of Arizona; 3 step-granddaughters Karen Vander Ark and family, Christy Wakendorf and family and Robin Bardwell and family.