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Obituary: Erna N. Schmidt

Erna N. Schmidt "Oma" 1910 ~ 2005 Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Erna Nabrotzky Schmidt, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2005 at the age of 94. She was born November 7, 1910 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany to C. Wilhelm Nabrotzky and Anna Kuller Nabrotzky. She immigrated to the United States in 1930 where she met Alfred B. Schmidt in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 7, 1934, on her birthday. Erna, a hard worker all her life, was a marvelous cook and all her children and grandchildren loved to gather in her home for holidays and special dinners. Christmas Eve was the most remembered occasion because it was celebrated in the German tradition. She sang for many years with the German L.D.S. Choir and then with the Chorus Harmonie. Her greatest joy was her family, especially "the little ones." Erna is survived by daughter Evelyn Pollaehne, son Harold (Sona) Schmidt, daughter Elona (Robert) McEntire, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grand children and sister-in-law Katie Nabrotzky. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, three brothers and son-in-law Horst Pollaehne. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at the CareSource Home Health and Hospice for the loving kindness and care they gave to our mother. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Winder 6th Ward Chapel, 4366 South 1500 East. Prior to the service, family and friends may attend a viewing at the Winder 6th Ward from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.