Mildred I. Schermerhorn

November 13, 1919 - September 24, 2021

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Monday, September 27, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brimfield United Methodist Church


Tuesday, September 28, 11:00 AM
Brimfield United Methodist Church


Mildred Irene “Millie” Schermerhorn, 101, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Friday, September 24, 2021, at Chandler Place in Kendallville.

She was born November 13, 1919, in Cromwell to Frank B. and Esta (Snyder) Harper.

Millie was a 4-H Club member for 11 years. She learned to sew at a young age and continued sewing throughout her lifetime.

She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1937 and went on to attend Purdue University.

On December 21, 1940, she married Joseph Schermerhorn. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2003.

Millie was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Orange Township Home Economics Club, Business and Professional Women, and a charter member of the Lucille Raines Residence in Indianapolis. She served on the Noble House Board of Directors, United Methodist Women Northeast Indiana Conference where she served as Vice President of Missions, and was a lay speaker for the United Methodist Church. She served as a Bible study teacher at the Lamplighter, and was a hospital volunteer for 30 years. Millie was named Kendallville’s Citizen of the Year in 1989.

The family thanks the staff at Chandler Place and Heartland Hospice for all of the love and support shown to our mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a son, Steve (Debra) Schermerhorn of Wawaka; two daughters, Jan (Arden) Hundey of DeWitt, Michigan and Kay Klingler of Cheboygan, Michigan; ten grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

Millie was also preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Harmon, and Robert Harper; and son-in-law, John Klingler.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Brimfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Christopher White and Pastor Jerry Burghduff officiating.

Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Don Klingler, Joshua Gove, Joe Schermerhorn, Josh Schermerhorn, Scott Keisel, and Jeremy Gove.

Visitation is Monday, September 27, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Brimfield United Methodist Church or Noble House.

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Guest Book

Sharon Kimmel
October 3rd, 2021 10:36pm
Columbia City

Millie was a very special lady. She taught me a lot about UMW and Lucille Raines. She will be greatly missed.

Maureen Mauzy
October 2nd, 2021 11:28pm
Warsaw, IN

Such an amazing and awesome United Methodist Woman. Your Presence, smile, voice and "can do" will leave a great void on this side of heaven.

September 28th, 2021 12:38pm

Aunt Millie, you have been an incredible influence on SO many people in your world, outside of our family as well Rest In Peace, Good and faithful servant Give Uncle Joe and my Mother and Dad huge hugs See you later Love, DJ (Richard)

Phil Gallup
September 26th, 2021 6:34pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Millie, You and Joe were a big part of my life growing up. The fun time that was had in Couples Club playing Euchre with my folks was always a big time for me. Thanks so much for your cheery disposition and that now you all are playing Euchre in Heaven!

Ronald & Laurie Wenger
September 26th, 2021 11:25am
South Bend, Indiana

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bahman and Ruth Ann Parsapour
September 25th, 2021 10:35pm
Naperville, IL

Aunt Millie was a special lady. We have so many memories of her and Uncle Joe at family gatherings in Indiana. We have long admired her many contributions to the community. We will miss her. Ruth Ann and I send our prayers and love to Jan, Kay and Steve and all in the family.

John Cazier
September 25th, 2021 10:12pm

Millie you was a inspiration to all you you ment and a legion in your own time.

Rebecca Harper Gibson
September 25th, 2021 2:33pm
Bozeman, Mt

A life well lived and an inspiration to all who knew her.. You were so important to our family Aunt Millie. So blessed to have you in our family 💕

Jeanne L Keiser
September 25th, 2021 2:08pm
Ocala, Florida

My deepest sympathy for the loss . She was a terrific person to know and I enjoyed working with her at the Homemakers of Rome City.

Howard Adams
September 25th, 2021 12:52am
Troy, Michigan

Janet, Kay and Steve, your mother (and father) were special friends of the John and Pauline Adams family. My sisters Lynne and Kathy and I remember your parents fondly. Your mother was always gracious and never forgot to greet me by name and ask about my family. She will be greatly missed. May she and your father rest in God's merciful presence.