Connie Sue Schmidt of Rippey


Connie Sue Schmidt, 78, of Rippey passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at the UnityPoint Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Connie’s family will host a celebration of life April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Shelter at Spring Lake East in Jefferson, Iwa. A private family graveside service will be held at the Rippey Cemetery.

Memorials will be given to Connie’s family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at

Connie Sue Schmidt was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Daniel Robert and Betty Geraldine (Young) Decker.

She attended school in Perry.

Connie was united in marriage to Gary Allen Schmidt in Jefferson Nov. 20, 2014.

She worked at Schappaugh Florist in Perry, Wharton’s in Garden City, Kansas, and the Seal Tite Corp. in Independence, Kansas.

Connie was a member of the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

She enjoyed camping at Swede Point or Spring Lake and going to car shows, and she was an animal lover.

In death she rejoins her parents, Daniel and Betty.

Left to cherish Connie’s memory are her husband, Gary Allen Schmidt of Rippey; children, Stacy Luckinbill of Madrid; grandchildren, Shelby and Kaleb Irwin; step-grandchildren, Spencer Irwin, Justine Rinner and Haley Irwin; great-grandchildren, Kalani Rinner and Kristany Schmidt; siblings, Marcia (Bruce) Scharff of Grimes, Douglas (Angela) Decker of Marion, Iowa, and Machel (Robert) Moffitt of Woodward.


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