Cecilia Schmitz, 90

Cecilia passed away March 20, 2014 with family by her side at Cokato Manor having reached the age of 90 years, five months and five days.

Cecilia Theresa Schmitz was born Oct. 15, 1923 in Nashua, Minnesota to Jacob and Margaret Schauff.

She grew up in the Tintah, MN area and then attended Moorhead Teachers College and was a country school teacher for several years.

She married Vincent Schmitz June 10, 1946. They made their home in the Howard Lake area.

She was active with the local VFW, Church of St. Mary, numerous other groups. Born with a great sense of humor and intelligence she always had a kind word for everyone. Family, friends and strangers were always welcome at her home.

She lived at Cokato Manor her last years and enjoyed the residents, staff and playing cards with anyone who was up for a game.

She is survived by children; Mike (Jean) of Cokato, Terry (Georgi) of Dayton, John (Sharon) of Annandale, Paul (Agnes) of Maple Lake, Charles (Melanie) of Howard Lake, Jerome (Jane) of Maple Grove, Francis (Mary) of Buffalo, Mary (Eugene) Amborn of Cokato, George of Chiefland, FL, Ann of Chiefland, FL, 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Cecilia was preceded in death by husband Vince, son Carl and grandchildren Chad and Theresa Schmitz.

Instead of flowers gifts of memorial are preferred to the Church of St. Mary or the VFW.

Mass of Christian burial was at 10:30 am Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN. Visitation was Sunday, March 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. prayer and continued one hour prior to the service all at the church.

Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato.

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