Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Rae Ann Schwartz, 70, of St. Paul

Rae Ann Schwartz, 70, of St. Paul, Iowa, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at her home.

Born on June 28, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Margaret Luella (Yansky) Flake. On June 21, 1969, she married Gary J. Schwartz at St. Mary’s Church in Lone Tree, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2001.

Survivors include one son: Dru (Susan) Schwartz of Belvidere, Illinois; two daughters: Tiffany Fullhart of West Point, Iowa and Ann (Phil) Schwartz of Marion, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Sabrina & Rhett Fullhart, Garrett, Grant, Gavin, Gracie and Garrison Schwartz, Becca and Tyler Schwartz; two brothers: John (Sharon) Flake of Muscatine, Iowa and Jim Flake of Wapello, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband: Gary.
Rae Ann retired as a registered nurse from the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was a member of St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul, the Pampered Pals Red Hat Society, T.T.T. and Retired MHI Nurses. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marion, Iowa and helped with their Religious Education. Most of all, Rae Ann enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2019, at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul, Iowa, with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as Celebrant.
Following the Mass of Christian Burial, her body will be entrusted to Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
Burial will be at a later date at St. James Cemetery in St. Paul.
Memorials have been established in her memory.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be made at

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