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Shirley Eileen Schmitt

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July 19, 1958 - March 17, 2024

Shirley Schmitt, age 65 of Algona, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral service was 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Visitation was 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Shirley Eileen Schmitt, the daughter of Clifford and Kathleen (Myre) Isaacson, was born on July 19, 1958, in La Crosse, Wis. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1976. On June 1, 1991, Shirley was united in marriage to Lawrence Schmitt. Shirley loved animals, was a collector of sorts, and was very adventurous. She loved taking road trips to Montana and Glacier National Park. She loved fishing and the outdoors and going to barrel racing competitions with her horses.

Left to cherish Shirley’s memory is her daughter, Niki (Brian) Hayes of Lake View; step-daughters, Carisa (Tony) Bragg of Urbandale and Coralie (Brent) Heisner of Des Moines; grandchildren, Joseph Hayes and Kenton Ackerman; mother, Kathleen Isaacson of Algona; siblings, Duane (Gina) Isaacson of Fortuna, Calif., Mary (Thomas) Popejoy of Bode, Linda (Tom Rezabek) Isaacson of Lu Verne and Kevin (Tammy) Isaacson of Fertile; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; and father, Clifford Isaacson.

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