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Schmidt, Donna, 1921-2011



  • Existence: 1921-2011


Donna Ayers was born in 1921 to Elmer and Helen Ayers in Brandon, Iowa. When she was a young girl her father rented farms throughout eastern Iowa. As a result, the family moved often and Ayers attended schools in more than a dozen districts in Iowa. Donna Ayers graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in nursing and worked as a nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, she served as a school nurse at the University preschool. In 1944 she married Fred Schmidt, a Johnson County farmer. The couple raised three children and were active in the Lutheran Church. Donna Schmidt died in 2011.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Donna Schmidt papers

Identifier: IWA0856

University of Iowa nurse who farmed with her husband in Johnson County, Iowa

Dates: 1938-2010