MONTEZUMA — Della Jane (Wenger) Schmidt, 90, died in the early morning on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Bethel Home in Montezuma. She was born to Conrad and Anna (Becker) Wenger in Harvey County on July 4, 1929, the ninth of 10 children.
Della Jane received her education in a one room school in Harvey County. She was married by her brother Minister Milferd Wenger to Henry J. Schmidt on June 16, 1949, at Hesston, Kan. They made their home in Montezuma.
Della Jane is survived by her two sons, Charles and Lonnie, both of Montezuma; her daughter, Karla Unruh of Columbus, Miss.; 12 grandchildren, including her caretaker, Stephanie; and 36 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2011; one son, Doug in 2007; six brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Montezuma Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at Montezuma Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Montezuma. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home Health Care in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.