Dennis L. Schmidt, age 76, of Waconia, passed away Wednesday April 6, 2016, at the Auburn Home in Waconia.
A memorial service will take place Saturday April 16 at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. Interment at Minnetrista Baptist Cemetery in St. Bonifacius.
A luncheon will follow the service at the Waconia VFW, 125 West First Street, Waconia.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.
Dennis was born Aug. 23, 1939, in Hollywood Township, the son of Harold and Emma (Bruesehoff) Schmidt.
He was united in marriage to Joan Duncan Sept. 5, 1964, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Twp.
Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; father and mother, Harold and Emma Schmidt; and brothers-in-law Goodwin Johnson and Melvin Read.
He is survived by his loving family: children Wayne Schmidt of New Germany, Troy Schmidt and special friend Paula Bren of Watertown, Rick (Brenda) Schmidt of Buffalo, Allen Schmidt of Waconia, and Heidi (Jim) Ombati of Waconia; grandchildren Abigail Schmidt, Austin Schmidt and fiancée Zara Peterson, Nehemiah Ombati, Olivia Ombati, Lydia (Fred) Memba, Douglas Ombati and fiancée Bree, Charles Ombati, Diana Ombati; and great-grandchildren Ella and D. J. Ombati, Nova and Naxson Memba, and Hayden Schmidt.
Dennis further survived by his sisters, Darla (Greg) Schelitzche of Waconia, and Diane (Bob) Wannow of Backus; brother Duane (Darlene) Schmidt of Annandale; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jean Johnson of Waconia, Janet Read of Cokato, Judy (Dennis) Collins of Waconia, Jerry (Julie) Duncan of South Haven, Marvin (Mary) Duncan of Kimball, Neil (Char) Duncan of South Haven, and Chuck (Lori) Duncan of Ohio; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.