Geraldine Schmid, 85

Geraldine (“Gerry”) Arleen (Johnson) Schmid, age 85, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Graveside interment will take place Wednesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. in Dent, MN.

There will be a visitation Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home.

Geraldine’s five grandchildren will be honorary bearers: Jen Wilson, Amy Schaal, Schlynn Paul, Maria Schmid, and R. J. Schmid.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Geraldine was born May 12, 1932, the daughter of Oscar and Dora (Arnold) Johnson, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1950.

She married Donald R. “Boots” Schmid in October of 1952. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Gerry enjoyed playing cards, fishing, visiting friends, shopping, gardening, pull tabs, and a casual beer and cigarette at the end of the day.

She had lived in Excelsior, and retired in Dent and Winsted.

Gerry will be deeply missed by family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Nancy (Schmid) Schleeve of Le Sueur, Ronald J. (Linda) Schmid of Winsted, and Pamela (Dave) Schulz of Holiday, FL; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Kerber; and other relatives and friends.

Gerry was preceded in death by her husband; a son, David J. Schmid; her parents; and brothers Donald Lhotka, and Merlyn “Fats” Johnson.

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