February 9, 1935 – Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thomas William Schmitt, age 77, of Winsted, MN passed away on December 11, 2012 at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
He was born on February 9, 1935 in Boone, IA the son of Anton and Mary Elizabeth (Swanton) Schmitt.
On December 28, 1964 Thomas married Kathryn Caven at St. Olaf Church in Minneapolis, MN. Their marriage was blessed with three children.
Thomas worked as a K-12 art teacher early in his life. He was a kind, gentle and accepting man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He enjoyed reading, especially science fiction books, playing computer games, researching his family tree, and going on walks. He also enjoyed watching the birds in nature. Above all Thomas was fond of spending time with his many grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Kathryn, children Martin (Jennifer) Schmitt of St. Louis, MO, Kristine (Joseph) Halloran of St. Paul, MN and Karla (Robert) Reber of Bloomington, MN; grandchildren Emma Schmitt, Sam, Mara, and Thomas Halloran, Adam and Owen Reber and other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gordon Charles and sister Mary Pat.
The family would like to thank the staff at both St. Mary’s Care Center and Glencoe Regional Health Services for the exceptional care they provided for Tom over the past few months.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will be the celebrant.
A visitation will be held Friday, December 14 at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 5-8 PM. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 PM.
Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.