Hazel Schmidt, age 92, of Winthrop, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 2nd, 10:00 A.M. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop, Minnesota, with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 1st, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Center in Winthrop. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota.
Hazel Viola (Messner) Schmidt was born on April 16, 1922, at home in Alfsborg Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Levi and Mae (Miller) Messner. Hazel received her education at country school. She helped care for her younger siblings.
On December 27, 1941, Hazel was united in marriage to Elmer Schmidt in Mankato, Minnesota. Hazel and Elmer spent most of their married life in Lafayette. In 2010 they moved to Winthrop, Minnesota. Hazel was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Lafayette Good Samaritan Center for 30 years. She was a beloved wife, giving mother and caring grandmother. Hazel and Elmer were blessed with eight children, and they shared 73 years of marriage before Elmer passed away on February 22, 2015.
Hazel was baptized in August of 1939 at the Apostolic Christian Church.
Hazel enjoyed gardening, entertaining friends and family and in general caring for others. She loved spending time with her family especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Hazel became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop in December of 2014, where she passed away March 27, 2015, at the age of 92 years. Blessed be her memory.
Hazel is survived by her:
Daughters, Bev (Terry) Miller of Venice, FL,
Nancy (Dick) Van Deest of Lafayette, MN,
Janice (Jerry) Gutwein of Francesville, IN,
Char (Howard) Lauwagie of Gibbon, MN, and
Paulette (Kent) Zimmerman of Forrest, IL;
Sons, Dick (Mary Lou) Schmidt of Winthrop, MN,
Mark (Linda) Schmidt of Chaska, MN, and
Tim (Liz) Schmidt of Winthrop, MN;
Sisters, Idabell (Don) Witt of Gibbon, MN, and Shirley Demm of Winthrop, MN;
Brothers, Mike (Joyce) Messner of Gaylord, MN, Don (Viola) Messner of Peoria, IL, Marvin Messner of Winthrop, MN, and Gerald Messner of Hutchinson, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Bernadine Messner of Brownton, MN, Vernita Messner of Winthrop, MN, and Verda Messner of Baxter, MN;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Hazel was preceded in death by her Parents, Levi and Mae Messner; Husband, Elmer Schmidt; Brothers, Harold (Gerry) Messner, Raymond Messner, Melvin Messner, and Harvey Messner; Granddaughter, Rachael Kent; Sisters-In-Law, Geri Messner, Millie Messner; Brothers-In-Law, Elden Stresemann, and Lowell Demm.
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