Yvonne Estelle Schmidt Ferree

Honored by:David Ferree
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Born October 4, 1928 in Crookston, Minnesota daughter of Julius G. Schmidt and Blanche A. Elliot Schmidt. Graduated from Dubuque High School 1946. Attended University of Dubuque 1946 - 1948. Married Donald Richard Ferree November 24, 1948. Mother of five children: Richard Allan June 9, 1951; David Arthur, June 18, 1952; Steven Elliot, April 13, 1954; Thomas John, April 19, 1957; Estella Beth, November 20, 1960.

Active in community church and school affairs: Treasurer of Panora Church of the Brethren Member of Panora Public Library Board of Directors Member and President of Panora-Linden Community School Board Those who best educate us come not with degrees or public honor they come with strength independence honesty and love. They teach us integrity. We learn to fight for our beliefs. As we reach our goals it is not only our feet on the ladder rungs we feel the gentle nudge behind us. Often those who best teach us are called "Mother". -Estella Beth Ferree Clark