Luan Carol Schmitt (final arrangements)

Mrs. Luan Carol Schmitt, 64, of New London, died Friday, April 15, 2022 at the Fort Madison Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center Emergency Department.  She was born in Burlington on November 5, 1957 to Hugh Henry and Phyllis Marie Balzer Breuer.  She was a graduate of Harmony High School and Indian Hills Community College.  On February 11, 1978 she married Sid Schmitt at the Salem Congregational Church.  They attended Calvary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant since 2005.

For twenty years she was a computer programmer and IT director for Murray Turbomachinery/Coppes/Tuthill, then worked as IT director for Lee County for twenty-one years retiring March 1, 2021.  Luan was a fifteen year member of the Lions club, serving as an officer, baking biscuits for the Old Threshers food tent, and was actively involved with Lions Iowa KidSight program during kindergarten roundup.  She enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, working with flowers and gardening, playing cards, games and puzzles, traveling, Friday night supper club, going to auctions and shopping at the Dutchman’s Store in Cantril.  She loved having all of her family at her house and dearly loved her granddaughters.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children; Ben (Ashley) Schmitt of West Point, Nathan (Christy) Schmitt of San Antonio, Texas, Brianne (Brandon) Buford of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughters, Anessa, Eleanor and Palmer; sister Linda (Lanny) Rowe of Screven, Georgia; brothers Alan (Darcella) Breuer of Palmyra, Missouri and Bruce (Shari) Breuer of Mt. Pleasant; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, her mother Phyllis Breuer Hughes, and her brother Brian.

The funeral service for Mrs. Schmitt will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery, rural New London.  Visitation at the chapel will begin at noon on Wednesday with the family greeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Memorials have been established for New London Lions Club and New London Masonic Lodge.  Online condolences may be left at