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April 3, 1930 – Thursday, April 17, 2014

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN
Monday, April 21, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN
Monday, April 21, 2014
9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Lois Kathleen Schmidt, age 84, of Cokato passed away on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at The Buffalo Hospital.

She was born on April 3rd, 1930 in Maple Lake the daughter of Emery & Hildegard Wurm Starkey.

Lois was formerly employed at General Mills and at Lakedale Telephone Company. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Survived by children: Patty Gabbert of Howard Lake, Mary (Duane) Melquist of Cokato, Donnie (Shelly) Hansch of Baxter, Susan Johnson of Buffalo and John (Shannon) Schmidt of Ramsey; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren; brother: Jim Starkey of Nisswa and Tom (Sandy) Starkey of Monticello; a sister: Delores Ridley of Spokane, Washington; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by husbands: Ralph Akins and Roderic “Tony” Schmidt, her parents, a son: David Akins, a daughter: Barbara Etteldorf and son-in-laws: Paul Gabbert, Jay Johnson and Jerry Etteldorf, sister-in-law: Laurie Starkey, brother-in-law: Bud Ridley and by great grandsons: Brandon & Dylan Gabbert.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lois Schmidt will be held on Monday, April 21st at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 21st from 9-11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Casket Bearers will be Damon Melquist, Justin Gabbert, Jordan Johnson, Dillon Schmidt, David Starkey and Barin Hansch.

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  1. Lisa A Iverson

    My heartfelt sympathy and my prayers are with you all. I know that “Grandma Lois” was very dear to all!!


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