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Judith Schmitz

Judith Schmitz, age 65, of Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Vancouver, Wash.

She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Minn. to Jerome and June (Scott) Larson.

Judith moved to Fargo in 1955, and graduated from Shanley High School, class of 1960. She attended Moorhead State University from 1960-1961.

Judy was united in marriage to Art Schmitz, the “love of her life,” at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fargo, N.D. Sept. 2, 1961. They were married for nearly 47 years.

Judith was a compass, rock, wife, mother, and homemaker. She was very handy with a needle, and enjoyed many craft projects.

Judy was mother to three sons: Robert H. Schmitz (and DiAnn, deceased) of Cokato, Ronald T. and Sheri Schmitz of Anchorage, Alaska, and Stephen P. and Shelly Schmitz of Vancouver, Wash.

She was an avid follower, supporter, and fundraiser to her sons’ school and athletic activities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Moorhead.

She was also a proud grandmother to seven granddaughters: Stephanie Duppong of Bismarck, N.D., Katie, Haley, and Annie Schmitz of Anchorage, Alaska, and Morgan, Olivia, and Holly Schmitz of Vancouver, Wash.

Additional surviving family members are Uncle “Buck” Scott, Nancy Scott, Jim and Beth Scott, and Kathy and Lauren Lampi, all of Grand Rapids; Bonnie and Larry Swedal of Elk River; Dan and Kim Scott of Mankato; Kathy and Doug Smith of Omaha, Neb.; Mary and Hugh Hall of Detroit Lakes; Tom and Erin Hall of Fargo, N.D.; Laura and John Leintz of St. Cloud; Joann Schmitz, and Julie and Ken Quamme, all of Williston, N.D.; Lisa and Bill Rott; and Michelle and Darnell Bohrer, all of Hazen, N.D.

The funeral service was Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Wild Rice, N.D. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Moorhead, Minn.

Visitation took place Thursday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, N.D., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and continued Friday for one hour at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Presentation Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent, Fargo, N.D.; Shanley High School, Fargo, N.D.; or St. Mary’s Central High School, Bismarck, N.D.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, N.D. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com