Lena D. Schmidt, 70

The Baltimore Sun

Lena Della Schmidt, a retired garment worker and longtime Glen Burnie resident, died of heart failure Monday at Harbor Hospital. She was 70.

Lena Ellingson was born in Baltimore and raised on Light Street. She was a graduate of city public schools.

She worked for 43 years as a sewing machine operator for the Acme Pad Corp. on Warwick Avenue, before retiring in 1999.

Mrs. Schmidt, who enjoyed playing bingo and cards, was an active member of American Legion Post 277 in Pasadena.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Theodore C. Schmidt, a retired metal fabricator; a brother, Carl Tolson Jr. of Pasadena; and five sisters, Margaret Bratcher of Easton, Margaret Higgins of Glen Burnie, Dorothy Schleicher of Kent Island, Patsy Morral of Baltimore and Evelyn Gallion of Pasadena.

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