Evelyn Schmidt (nee Schmidt), 85, a lifelong Brookfield resident, died on March 26, 2016. 

Ms. Schmidt was a graduate of S.E. Gross School and a member of the Riverside-Brookfield High School Class of 1948. She worked as a manufacturing scheduler and volunteered at the Brookfield Library for more than 20 years. 

She knitted many blankets for Project Linus and was a Brookfield Zoo member and parent for a long time. 

Ms. Schmidt is survived by her daughter, Carol (James Woznicki) Mackowiak (nee Schindalga); her niece, Mary Kristmann; and her nephew, Kurt (Deborah) Kristmann. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Kristmann. 

Services have been held. Interment was private.

Memorials donations are appreciated to the Brookfield Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, Illinois, 60513.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.