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Frank E. Schmidt, 91

Frank Edward Schmidt, age 91, of Montrose, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by family.

He was born March 15, 1923, on the family farm in Woodland Township, Wright County, to Arnold and Victoria (Lyrek) Schmidt.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (Kittock); parents; brother John Schmidt; sisters and brothers-in-law Florence and Tony Florek, Kate and Pete O’Donnell, and Lorraine and Russell Prather; and grandson Jeremy Pettit.

He is survived by his loving children, Barbara (Bruce) Guggemos, Douglas (Shirlene) Schmidt, Dan (Esther) Schmidt, Robin Dirkswager, and Lynn Schmidt; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Marie (Jay) Rasset; sister-in-law Catherine Schmidt; special friend Deacon Walter Kieffer OSB; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly.

There was a gathering of family and friends Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service in the church Parish Center. Gathering continued Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.Friday at the church, prior to the Mass.

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