Obituary: Shirley May Schmidt


September 13, 1938 – December 6, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Shirley May SchmidtShirley May Schmidt, nee Boersma, age 83, of South Holland, IL passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. Beloved wife of William Schmidt. Loving mother of Jerry (Dawn) Schmidt and Michael (Carolyn) Schmidt. Cherished grandmother of Steven (Jamie), Justin (Jessica), Daniel (Amanda), Drew, Robert, and Jennifer Schmidt; great-grandmother of Kaiden, Hayden, McKenzie, Kinley, and Brighton. Dear sister of Marlene (late Henry) Cook and the late Nancy Boersma Boss. Preceded in death by her parents Menno and Margaret Boersma. Shirley was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Funeral service Monday, December 13, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Greenwood Cemetery – Chicago, IL. Memorial contributions to Boys Town are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at