Harriet Schmidt, 80

Harriet Schmidt, 80, of Montgomery, formerly of Hutchinson, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Central Health Care in Le Center.   

Harriet was born on May 1, 1933, in Glencoe, a daughter of Harry and Louise (Wenholz) Dibb.    She received her education at District #44 in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1951. She married LeRoy Allan Schmidt at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson on October 21, 1951. Harriet and LeRoy resided in Hutchinson, and wintered in Scottsdale, AZ, before moving to Montgomery in 1994. In addition to being a homemaker and mother, Harriet held employment as a cook at Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, and at Hutchinson Community Hospital and the Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson. She was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where she was a member of the Dorcas Club, a former member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, and most recently was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church. Harriet enjoyed writing letters and had many pen pals. She was featured in newspapers many times for her pen pal correspondence.    She also enjoyed cooking and visiting with people.  She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; children Paul Schmidt, Montgomery, Gary (Karen) Schmidt, Robbinsdale, Roger (LuAnn) Schmidt, Glencoe, David (Karen) Schmidt,  New Germany, Bruce (Barbara) Schmidt, Buffalo, Sara (Trent) Wegner, Hutchinson, and Dale Schmidt, Shakopee; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister Barbara (Anthony) Askew, Santa Barbara, CA; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m., at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with Pastor Jon Lindekugel officiating.

Interment was at the High Island Cemetery in New Auburn. Casket bearers were Paul Schmidt, Gary Schmidt, Roger Schmidt, David Schmidt, Bruce Schmidt and Dale Schmidt. Honorary bearers were Sara Wegner, Trent Wegner, Karen J. Schmidt, LuAnn Schmidt, Karen L. Schmidt, Barbara Schmidt, David Uecker and Julie Uecker.

Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.