Williamsburg- Lydia Louise Schirmer was born November 1, 1984 in Iowa City, Iowa. The daughter of Tony and Jean (Buser) Schirmer. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 2003. Lydia has worked for the Handimart and now Casey's as a manager for 16 years. She truly enjoyed her job and greeting people. Lydia also enjoyed spending time with her daughter and her family, camping, family vacations, reading, bowling, anything Disney and ghost hunting. Lydia died in an auto accident on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 35.
She is survived by her mother, Jean Schirmer; father, Tony (Cindy O'Brien) Schirmer; her daughter, Alexandria Schirmer; a sister, Amanda (Cody) Murray; a brother, Anthony Schirmer, niece and nephews, Jordan, Mikaly and Colton Murray all of Williamsburg; grandmother, Mary Schirmer of Cedar Rapids and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Buser, Lynette Townsend and John Schirmer.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am Monday, November 11, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A general memorial has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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Steph Baumgartner: when I heard the news I was shocked. I said my friend I just saw either day at Casey's she asked me how my was going. I will truly miss her smiling face. Jean and Alex I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. Hold each other tightly.
Oh My God Lydia. NOOO. I just seen you and we were just taking about celebrating your bday. Over the last 12 years we have become friends talking on the phone for work. Im glad I was able to finally meet you. It was like meeting an old friend. Im just devistated over loosing you. We had a fair to go to next year. I will miss you so much. Melinda
I’m so sorry for your loss. Lydia was such a sweet person.
Hugs and prayers to this family. She was a remarkable young woman that will forever be remembered.
Didnt know you personally. My sister Brittney loved and cared about you. May you RIP and lord comfort your family in this time . Tell we all meet again.
So sorry to hear about Lydia, prayers and hugs coming your way. Mary if you need anything call.
Lydia was always upbeat even when she didn't feel like it, trying to cheer up others and asking about what was going on in your life. She brought sunshine and joy just by being the loving person she was to everyone, no discrimination here. What the world lost here heaven gained. I will miss your kindness
Jeanie, My heart is breaking for you, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family
I am heartbroken for your family, Lydia was a student of mine at Williamsbur High School, the most kind and loving person. My tears, sadness, and condolences go to you and your family. Love always Mr. Morris
What a loss for Williamsburg. Such a nice & helpful person. Went on a Europe trip with her and will never forget the fun times we had. Such a sweet person.
You left us way too young we will all miss you very much especially your daughter Alex we have a lot of fun family time especially playing spoons I am your aunt and I will truly miss you gone way too soon love you always and forever Aunt Shari
Lydia, such a sweet gal! Always a smile , even when she may not have felt like it. I pray for all of her family, especially her daughter. My heart goes out to you all. Lydia was a blessing to all of us and so many people .
Lydia was such a welcoming and sweet person any time I would stop in at Casey’s. She ALWAYS had something positive to say and was just an all around wonderful gal!! I will truly miss her smiling face. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers daily...
Gods Peace be with you all, Becky Meyer
I couldn’t ask for a better person to be my niece mother. Lydia was amazing. She was so sweet and had a big heart. Thank you so much Lydia for blessing my brother with Alex. You can rest now we will look out for Alex for you. We love and miss you
Lydia was a great friend and an amazing person. I was an outsider and she befriended me, along with others. We had great laughs and good times. I will always remember Lydia.
Lydia was such a kind hearted person, while I have not seen her since high school Lydia shared many years through school with me and some others who grew up in the Burg, some of my fondest memories with Lydia were drama, plays and theater, and art class. Lydia had tremendous personal strength and a kind heart to go along. Her daughter is my sons age and from many pictures of shared memories via social media you can see what a great mom she was and the happiness in family that she had. My deepest sympathy goes out to Lydia’s family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers-Kristina Prosser (Wertz)
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