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Mary Ann L. (Schmitt) Nelson

April 7, 1959 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 59)


Mary Ann (Schmitt) Nelson, 59, of Fort Branch, IN born on April 7, 1959 in Evansville, IN. to the late Anthony M. and Rita C. (Elpers) Schmitt. 

Mary Ann graduated in 1977 from Gibson Southern High School.  Starting her lifelong career as a server at Lakeview then she went on to work at Haubs Steak House.  Mary Ann met and worked with so many caring and loyal people that she loved. Mary Ann’s greatest loves were spending time with her kids and grandkids and going to different horse races with her husband.

She is preceded in death by her parents, mother and father-in-law, Ronald and Maxine Nelson, sister-in-law Connie Beck and godfather Raymond Schmitt.

Survived by her husband of 38 years, Steven Ray Nelson of Fort Branch, IN., Daughter, Ashley (Matt) Lory of Zionsville, IN., Sons, William (Brittany) Nelson of Nobelsville, IN., Samuel (Julie) Wartell of Jacksonville, FL and 5 Grandsons Tanner, Austin, Mason Lory ,Luke Nelson, Harper Wartell and one granddaughter; Amelia Wartell.   She is also survived by her godmother, Lucy Schmitt and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.      

Brothers and Sisters, Anthony (Margaret) Schmitt of St. Wendel, IN, Michael Schmitt of Jasper, IN., Imogene (Don) Kurre of North Platt, NB., Maggie (Steven) Nottingham of Poseyville, IN., Joe (Millie) Schmitt of Haubstadt, IN., Walter Schmitt of Fort Branch, IN., Annette (Sam) Scott of Owensville, IN., Diana (Alan) Schmitt of Poseyville IN., Cindy Schmitt of Haubstadt, IN., Jon (Beth) Schmitt of Fort Branch, IN.

Visitation for Mary Ann will be Tuesday April 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch and again at the church on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Tony Ernst and Father Ambrose Wanyonyi officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch. 

The family would like to thank; St. Vincent Hospital, Father Tony Ernst and all the love, care and support of friends and family.

The family is asking for donations to go to St. Vincent Evansville Foundation, PO Box 42008, Phoenix, AZ 85080-2008.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home and may be made online.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Ann L. (Schmitt) Nelson, please visit our floral store.


April 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stodghill Funeral Home
500 E Park Street
Fort Branch, IN 47648

April 10, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Haubstadt, IN 47639

Funeral Service
April 10, 2019

11:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Haubstadt, IN 47639


Society of St. Vincent de Paul
767 E. Walnut Street, Evansville IN 47713
Tel: 1-812-425-3148

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