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Violet Evangeline Schmidt

March 19, 1922 - July 28, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Violet Evangeline Schmidt

Violet Evangeline Schmidt

Born: March 19, 1922
Died: July 28, 2018
Age: 96

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Violet Evangeline Schmidt, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Brenne) Anderson, was born March 19, 1922 in Lakefield, MN.  Her childhood years were spent in Lakefield, where she received her education, graduating from Lakefield High School in 1941.  After her schooling, she worked at various clothing stores in Lakefield and Worthington, Minnesota.

     Violet married Allen Schmidt on February 19, 1955 in Lakefield, MN.  After their marriage, they moved to the family acreage in rural Ocheyedan, Iowa, where they raised their three children.  She was well known for her many African violet plants and raspberry bushes.  Violet was also an accomplished seamstress and made the best pies.  In 2009, Violet moved to Worthington, MN and later moved to Spencer, Iowa in 2012.  She had been a resident at St. Luke Lutheran Home since 2015. 

     She passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 96. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Allen in 2005; infant sons: Gregory & James; parents; sisters: Adelaide Erickson, Evelyn Hattendorf, Agnes Schmidt, Ruby Toussaint and infant sister, Anabelle; her brothers-in-law, Earl Erickson, Louis Hattendorf, Arnold Schmidt, Kenneth Toussaint, Charles Rueter, Eugene Schmidt and Earnest Baish and sisters-in-law, Esther Schmidt and Rosetta Frese.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jill (Roger) Ver Mulm of Sioux Center, IA, Janene (Steve) Winters of Ocheyedan, IA and David (Dayna) Schmidt of Spencer, IA; 8 grandchildren: Rachel (Quintin) van Huyssteen, Ashlee (Cody) Brothersen, Stephanie (Jeremy) Appel, Ryan (Shelby) Ver Mulm, Kenny (Michaela) Winters, Justin Winters, Abby Schmidt & Emily Schmidt; four great grandchildren; one brother, Vernon (Iva) Anderson of Rochester, MN; one sister, Ardyce Rueter of Spirit Lake, IA; two sisters-in-law: Janet (Ginger) Hundertmark of Mesa, AZ and Cheri Schmidt of Ocheyedan, IA; a brother-in-law, Ralph Frese of Illinois; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Okabena, MN.
Pastor Jim Albrecht
Kenny Winters
Ryan Ver Mulm
Justin Winters
Quintin van Huyssteen
Jeremy Appel
Cody Brothersen
Will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018 with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Processional Hymn: "The Lord Is My Shepherd"
Congregational Hymn: "Children Of The Heavenly Father"
Led by the grandchildren.
Solo: "How Great Thou Art" by Abby Schmidt
Recessional Hymn: "Abide With Me"

"I Will Rise" at the graveside service by Stephanie Appel
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Okabena, MN


Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:48 AM
“Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Mom enjoyed her club parties with your sweet, gentle mother, very much. She has a club picture of them all on her nightstand, can name each one. But not her grandchildren. So hard to let them go, but Violet no longer has pain or struggles. God be with you all.”
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:18 AM
“So sad to hear of Violet’s passing! She was such a wonderful lady & will be greatly missed! ”
- Tasha Watkins
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