Anna Hermine Schermbeck, 89, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Anna Hermine Schermbeck, 89, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was born April 12, 1930, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Elmer J. and Lillie (Chapman) Cowling.
She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church and confirmed in the Lutheran Church Dec. 28, 1949. Her confirmation verse was “For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are Gods.” 1st Corinthians 6:20.
Anna attended Leavenworth Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1948. She worked at Geigers Bookstore and the light company in downtown Leavenworth.
On Aug. 14, 1949, Anna married Harold Alfred Schermbeck at the First Presbyterian Church in Leavenworth. Anna and Harold lived their entire married life on their farm in Leavenworth County where they raised four children.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband in 2018; her parents, a brother, Elmer J. Cowling Jr.; a sister, Dorothea L. Cowling; and a granddaughter, Lindsay Nicole Knapp.
She is survived by her children, John (Linda) Schermbeck, Leavenworth, Linda (Danny) Schwinn, Easton, Kansas, Robert (Robin) Schermbeck, Elk Creek, Nebraska and Carol (Robert) Knapp, Madison, Nebraska; a sister, Edna G. Cowling, Easton, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Betty Schermbeck; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Ann and Harold were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leavenworth. She served as a Braille translator for many years for Lutheran Braille workers, transcribing Sunday school lessons into Braille.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, counted cross stitch and quilting. Anna was a city girl turned farm wife.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Ed Mease, her son Rev. Robert Schermbeck and grandson, Rev. Andrew Schermbeck co-presiding. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Lutheran Braille Workers.