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Memorial Service

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Saturday January 28th, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Evelyn Mae Schmidt

Our dear Mother, Evelyn Mae (Rugen) Schmidt of Sunrise in Buffalo Grove and former resident of Mt. Vernon in Bradenton, Florida passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 28, 2022.

Born in Glenview, Illinois to the Rugen family on May 5, 1926, she died after a very happy life of 96 years.  She was a wonderful mother and she had many friends in her Mt. Vernon community and was well loved at Sunrise in Buffalo Grove. She enjoyed her bridge and bingo!! She married Dick Schmidt in 1947 and spent 45 years with him fishing and dancing until his passing in 1992.

She is survived by her children, Sandy (Schmidt) Ballantini and husband Ron, Jackie (Schmidt) LeVernier and husband Sam Sides, and Ron and wife Lisa (Wolf) Schmidt.  Her cherished grandchildren are Lisa (Lindell) Popjoy and husband Christopher Popjoy, Cory and Courtney (Collins) Ballantini, Rebecca LeVernier, Max Schmidt and Sam Schmidt as well as her Great Grandchildren, Julia and Beau Lindell, and Graham and Wells Ballantini.  She is survived by her sister Beverly (Rugen) Kostera and her husband John and Sister-in-Law, Shirley Rugen.  Evie was preceded in death by her brother Lloyd (Mickey) Rugen and William and Emily Rugen, her parents. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Altzheimer Association https://act.alz.org>donate,  Guardian Hospice 181 Waukegan road suite 301 Northfield, IL 60093.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1151 N. St. Mary’s Road Libertyville, Il on January 28, 2023 with visitation at 10:00 and church service following at Noon.  


A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Harold and Barb Sargent Jan 23 2023 6:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Therese and Alex Delli Paoli Jan 22 2023 1:24 PM

We will all miss Evie when we visit Sunrise. She was a wonderful person and always happy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Charlene Clist Jan 3 2023 11:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Pauline Sides Jan 2 2023 3:17 PM

We will miss my sister, but have many good memories of all the fun we had together.

John & Beverly Kostera Dec 31 2022 10:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Beth & John Kersten Dec 30 2022 11:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Steve and Kathy Connolly Dec 30 2022 3:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Schmidt

Barbara Oosterink Dec 30 2022 3:46 PM