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Doris Schimm

d. July 28, 2018

Doris Schimm, age 91, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on February 17, 1927 in Yankton, SD.

Doris married Bill Schimm on June 24, 1950 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Sharon (Alvaro) Da Silva of Portugal; son, Bill (Cherie) Schimm, of Athens; daughter, Teresa (Rev. Richard) Becker of Petersburg; daughter, Kathy (Rev. Dr. Matthew) Harrison of St. Louis; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Glazer of Sioux Falls, SD and Mary (John) Wiedmeier of Billings MT; and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Isabel Giggee; sister, Shirley Jerke; and grandson, Rudy Da Silva.

She was a cosmetologist and a Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Doris was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), and the Women’s Club of Petersburg, Illinois.

Visitation will be held on Thursday August 2, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, Athens, IL.

Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials can be given to LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was sweet and loving and funny – I’ll always remember her laugh, the best laugh I’ve ever heard – and her deep faith was an example for me. I am grateful to have known her and to have had the honor of calling her Grandma.

  2. Teresa and family,
    Thoughts and prayers at this time, always difficult to lose a loved one, but she goes to a far better place, she will always be greatly missed, but never forgotten….

  3. My love and sympathy to all of you. Doris was a truly beautiful person through and through. My God give you his peace and wrap you in his arms. Love, Annette.

  4. Bill and family,
    I am in Sioux City for a family funeral and just read about Doris. I send my sincere sympathy and prayers.
    I was just talking about you guys as we drove past your home here in Sioux City.
    Even talked about our picnic we had at Ravine Park. So long ago, but such good memories.
    Bob passed away in 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

  5. I send my sincere sympathy and prayers. I have so many good memories when we all lived in Sioux City.

  6. My sympathy to all of Doris’s family,
    For many years at Redeemer in Sioux city I was blessed by Doris in various bible studies and circles. She had a deep wisdom mixed with a wonderful wit. My God bless each of you with your own special memories to keep her love In your hearts.

  7. To the Schimm family: you have my sympathy for your grief. It was a privilege to know Doris and Bill Schimm at
    Redeemer, Sioux City, brother and sister in Christ. We will meet again. Love, Mabel

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