Lucille Schmidt

Nov 3, 1925 – Nov 10, 2014



Lucille Schmidt (of Federal Way/Tacoma) passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in the presence of her daughters.  Lucille was born November 3, 1925 at Mitchell, Nebraska, the daughter or Marie (Urich) and John Groskopf.  She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944 and attended college.  She married Floyd V. Schmidt February 25, 1945 at Scottsbluff, NB.  Following their marriage they farmed in Mitchell NB.  In 1949 they moved to Toppenish, WA where they farmed and operated McKinley Market on Fort Road.  In 1959, she began working for the School District until her retirement and then was the Director of the Pre-School at Calvary Lutheran Church.  In 1967 the Schmidt’s moved to Sunnyside, WA and in 1993 Lucille moved to Federal Way, WA to live near family.  Lucille’s activities focused around her family, friends and church.  She enjoyed many hobbies, cooking, gardening, traveling, decorating for holidays, computers, and listening to books on her i-pod.  Lucille is survived by three daughters, Maureen Blake of Oakville, WA,  Cheryl Samek and husband Rick of Federal Way, WA and (Merry) Lea Schmidt of Tacoma, WA;  four very special grandchildren, Jef Blake (and Rossie) of Auburn, WA, Scott Blake (and Becky) of Oakville, WA, Brian Blake (and Jennifer) of Pendleton, OR, and Katie Samek of Federal Way, WA; and three great-grandchildren, twins Konrad and Lily of Oakville WA, and Hunter of Pendleton, OR and several beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; parents John and Marie Groskopf; siblings John, Alex and Eddie Groskopf, Molly Kissler, Annie Kurtz, and Helen Summerville and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Interment will be Friday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. in Reservation Memorial Park, Wapato, WA.  Memorial Service will be Friday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Milton, WA.

Memorials may be sent to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.


Vivian Niesz
Yakima, wa
Nov 24, 2014

My family and I want to let you know that you are all in our prayers.

V. Blackman
Kingsland, GA
Nov 15, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share an encouraging thought from the Bible. The Bible often compares death to sleep. (Psalm 13:3; John 11:11-14; Acts 7:60) A person who is fast asleep is unaware of what is happening around him. Likewise, the dead are not conscious of anything. Yet, the Bible teaches that God can awaken the dead as if from sleep and give them life again. (Job 14:13-15) For those whom God resurrects, death is not the end of everything. Almighty God has promised us everlasting life. For additional comfort please visit


V. Blackman

Kingsland, Georgia

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