Barbara Schmitz

Barbara Jane Kennedy Schmitz, 90, of Berne passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne.
She was the wife of Ralph Emil Schmitz, sister of Jacqueline Hollenback and brother of John Schulte.
A Detroit, Michigan native and 22-year Berne transplant, she was a proud Swiss Village resident for over seven years. Once a Ma Bell telephone operator, she was a dedicated homemaker and mother of twins, Karl and Karen, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 11. She loved dogs, horses, cooking, reading and staying current with the latest political news. She was also an avid Detroit Red Wings fan.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at First Missionary Church in Berne.
Memorials may be made to Swiss Village Retirement Community, 1350 W. Main St., Berne, Indiana 46711.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit