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Margaret Schmitt

August 16, 1932 — July 19, 2016

Margaret Irene Schmitt

Memorial services for Margaret Schmitt, age 83, of Emmons, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea.  Rev. Joyce Shaman will officiate.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Margaret died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Margaret Schmitt was born August 16, 1932 on the family farm in rural Freeborn County, the daughter of Lewis and Vedie (Johnson) Aanrud.  On February 4, 1950, Margaret married Donald Schmitt. The couple made their home near Bear Lake.  She stayed home raising their six children and helping Donald on the farm.  Margaret was a member at the United Methodist Church and the Emmons Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed feeding and watching birds, reading, and most of all spending time with family.

Margaret is survived by her children, Cindy (Randy) LaCore, Shelly Beers, and Chad (Kris) Schmitt; grandchildren, Shawn (Michelle) LaCore, Travis (Tonia Arbuckle) LaCore, Daniel (Leah) Wonderful, Alicia Spencer, Anna (Justin) Walter, Shauna (Brian) Reilly, Dustin (Sam) Klukow, Kayla (Ryan) Chrz, Brandon (Jodi) Klukow, Stacia Beers, Matthew Schmitt, Micah Schmitt, and Eli Schmitt; many great-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Bill) McCrea; brother, Stacey Aanrud; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; children, Sonja Farmer, Daniel Schmitt, and Jackie Jepson; granddaughter, Jarah Beers; and siblings, Richard, Deloris, Roland, Owen, Nona, Dale, and Vicky.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 22, 2016

1:30 - 2:00pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church, Albert Lea

702 US-69, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 22, 2016

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