August 22, 2013

Bettie K. Schmaltz

Bettie K. Schmaltz

ROYAL CENTER — Bettie K. Schmaltz, 88, Royal Center, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1925, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Carlus and Jenny (Henry) Robinson. On Sept. 2, 1945, she married Robert D. Schmaltz. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1998.

She was a 1944 Royal Center High School graduate. She was also a homemaker and farm wife.

Bettie attended Royal Center United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Pioneer Pathfinders Camping Club. She also enjoyed making dolls, clowns and other crafts.

Survivors include her children, Jon R. Schmaltz (Sandi), Jeff C. Schmaltz (Pam), Jean Wandrei (Charles) all of Royal Center and Jan Krackenberger of Terre Haute; brother, Joe Robinson (Virginia) of Logansport; sister in law, Ethel Robinson of Royal Center; and grandchildren, Jarret Wandrei (Heather) of Zionsville, Jeff Wandrei of Indianapolis, Jeremy Schmaltz (Tabitha) of Royal Center, Jake Schmaltz (Kellie) of Royal Center, Brandon Schmaltz of Indianapolis, Brittany Schmaltz of Royal Center, Josh Krackenberger of Terre Haute and Eric Krackenberger (Liz) of Arizona. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers James, William and Harry Robinson, sisters Eleanor Rall, Gertrude Atwood, Vera Wolf and Lena Cunningham, and grandson Blake Schmaltz.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Drane officiating. Burial will be at Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Royal Center United Methodist Church or it may also be made to the Blake Schmaltz Scholarship Fund.

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