Our Family Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

If your genes spring from the well that was John and Genevieve Schmalfeldt, you are family.  And this site is meant to serve as a permanent memorial to all the Schmalfeldts who have gone on to that next place that waits for us all.

Each Schmalfeldt, from oldest to youngest, gets his or her own page on this site.  Each page has a comment section for everyone to share their thoughts about the person featured on that page.

Welcome to the Official Internet Schmalfeldt Memorial.

John Schmalfeldt (1880-1945)

Posted in Grandparents on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

This is currently the only picture I have of my Grandpa Schmalfeldt.  He and a bunch of his pals, in the back yard of his house on the north end of Lyons, Iowa (now Clinton, Iowa) in 1914 — 14 years before my father was born.  He’s the fella in the stylish hat, 5th from the left.  The resemblance between Grandpa and my older brother Jack is just remarkable.

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Genevieve (Munko) Schmalfeldt (1891-1988)

Posted in Grandparents on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

Granny was a good-lookin’ gal!  She was born in Duluth, Minnesota — second daughter of John and Genowefa Munko.  I’m not sure of the circumstances of her meeting my grandfather, but I’m glad she did.

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John Matthew Schmalfeldt (1928-1983)

Posted in Parents on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

To us, he was the Giant.  To Granny, he was her oldest son and greatest pride.  To my Mom, he was the love of her life.

He was father to seven living children.  He worked his ass to the bone to provide for us.  And he died much too young.

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Robert F. Schmalfeldt (1934-2009)

Posted in Uncles and Aunts on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

Three generations of Schmalfeldt men.  My oldest son, Peter, Me and my Uncle Bob.

How in the world he survived as long as he did is a mystery.  I loved my uncle.  Loved him with all my heart.  But he had a little problem with the booze.  Dad was no paragon of great health, but how Uncle Bob survived him by more than 26 years will forever boggle my mind.

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Cindi (Schmalfeldt) (Greaves) Murphy (1952-2009)

Posted in Siblings on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

In a family of brave, tough women, Cindi was a brave, tough woman.

When she was in high school, she was a popular girl.  Not quite a hippie, but on the fringe.

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John Clinton Schmalfeldt (1953-2008)

Posted in Siblings on July 28, 2010 by Bill Schmalfeldt

The Eagles Club, some tasty bourbon, and my older brother Jack.  It was all good.

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