Remembering Anita Katherine Schmitt: A Life of Love and Resilience

The community of Portland, Oregon, and beyond, joins in mourning the loss of a beloved soul, Anita Katherine Schmitt, who peacefully departed this world on November 27, 2023, at the age of 92. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Anita’s life was a shining example of love, resilience, and the profound impact one can have on the lives of others.

A Cherished Legacy

Anita is survived by her loving children, Steven Schmitt of Washington, MO, and Karen Kottkamp (Sheil) of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her son, Greg Schmitt, and her husband, Edwin Schmitt. During this time of grief, family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences on the dedicated memorial page, providing a virtual space for collective remembrance and support.

Anita’s legacy extends far beyond her immediate family, touching the lives of her beloved grandchildren: Scott, Jaclyn, Brooke, Kelsey, and Sydney. She served as a wellspring of inspiration and strength, leaving an indelible mark on her community. In her memory, family and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday, December 10th, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.

A Farewell to Remember

A solemn funeral mass will follow on Monday, December 11th, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington, MO. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Franklin County Humane Society or St. Vincent de Paul Society are welcomed, reflecting Anita’s boundless compassion for both people and animals.

Anita’s life weaves a tapestry of love, compassion, and cherished moments. May she rest in eternal peace, and may her family find solace in the overwhelming love and support extended by those whose lives were forever touched by her presence.