Phyllis Schmidt

Phyllis Schmidt

  • Funeral Date: 8/30/16
  • Funeral Time: 11 AM
  • Date of Birth: 7/24/26
  • Date of Death: 8/23/16
  • Funeral Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

Phyllis Grace Schmidt was born on July 24, 1926, in Sleepy Eye, MN, to Clarence and Minnie (Meyer) Domke. She graduated from Sleepy Eye High School. Phyllis was proud of her farming background; her father fondly referred to her as his “hired hand” and she helped her mother manage their family garden until the end of WWII. Phyllis married Orville Schmidt on June 22, 1947. After living and working in Minneapolis, while Orville finished college, they settled in Sleepy Eye, MN, where their four sons were born. The family moved to Lewisville in 1956, then to Waseca in 1963, and finally to Northfield in 1966. Phyllis worked at the Dahl House women’s clothing store for 22 years, retiring in 1990. In retirement, she and Orv enjoyed travelling, playing cards and spending time with their family and friends.

Phyllis was a woman of strong faith. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she sang in the church choir, took youth to the Boundary Waters, taught Sunday School, confirmation classes, and Vacation Bible School, and helped with the church newsletters.

Phyllis passed away on August 23, 2016, at the Three Links Care Center. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 69 years, Orville of Northfield; sons, David (Sara Klasky) of Inver Grove Heights, Greg (Barb) of Northfield, Mark (Nancy) of Mantorville, and Steve (Lori) of Northfield; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Marlene Carlson of Spearfish, SD; her brother-in-law Paul (Nydia) Schmidt of Litchfield; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Donna Anderson.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 beginning at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Northfield with the Reverend Brent Klein officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield, immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Northfield Veterans Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com

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