In loving memory of

Alberta A. Smit
January 31, 1920 - December 29, 2019

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Alberta A. Smit, 99, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Lutheran Living.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the Ralph J. Wittich -Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. Online condolences:

Alberta was born on January 31, 1920, in Muscatine, daughter of William P. and Agnes Maeglin Drahaus. She married Antoon 'Tony' Smit Jr. on April 22, 1941, in Canton, Missouri.

She worked at the Iowa Pearl Button Factory, Otto Grocery, and worked at Nielson Clearing House for 10 years. Later worked at Taylor's Market. Alberta was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Alberta enjoyed flowers, needle point, cooking, baking, bingo, word searches and puzzles. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Sandra Nietzel of Muscatine; her grandchildren, Sara Guldenpfennig (Matt), Joel Nietzel (Pam), Todd Nietzel (Kim), Josh Carthey (Amber), and Ryan Carthey (Aaron); six great grandchildren, Courtney, Evan, Allison, Emily, Caitlyn, and Ella; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony, in 1989; daughter, Ruth Carthey Smit; four brothers, Elmer, Donald, LaVern, and William; sister, Delores Heussner; and son-in-law, Bob Nietzel.


Sherry and Mike Boynton wrote on Dec 30, 2019:

"Thinking of you and your family. Sending hugs and prayers. Sherry and Mike Boynton"

Kay Wertman wrote on Dec 30, 2019:

"Sending my sympathy to you all loving hugs to all. Kay (Gentzler). Wertman"

Sandra Noble White wrote on Dec 30, 2019:

"Sandra and family, Sending my sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved Mother. So very near the 100 mark. That is amazing. You have a lot of memories to share. Hugs and Prayers, Sandra Noble White"

Grace Steckman wrote on Dec 30, 2019:

"Sandra and family, so sorry for your loss but heaven's gain. I know you will be re-united in heaven some day. In the meantime, may God bring many beautiful memories to mind to help you through your grief. Love & Prayers, Grace Steckman"