Lois Schmidt, 96

Published 8:41 pm Sunday, January 30, 2022

Lois Schmidt, 96

Lois Luella Schmidt, 96, of Austin, Minnesota, died at her home on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Lois was born on October 4, 1925 in Britton, South Dakota to Henry and Christina (Rademacher) Alberts. She married Theron (Ted) Schmidt on October 17, 1942 in Austin.

Lois worked at Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington during World War II. After the war, she worked in the plant at Hormel for 35 years, from 1947-1982. Lois was proud to be the oldest living member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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She always looked forward to summer vacations at Lake Vermillion and Leach Lake. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, needle point, listening to books and weekly card games with family, friends, and neighbors. She especially loved her time with her loving pet and best friend Maggie.

Lois is survived by her daughters: Diane Joseph, Austin, Minnesota; Pam Majerus, Austin, Minnesota; and Pat Leloup, Britt, Minnesota; daughter-in-law: Diane Shaw-Cummins, Arizona; grandchildren: Danny and Kelly Joseph, David and Melissa Joseph, Katie and Dan Mallory, Andy Majerus and Nicole Briley, Melissa and Andrew Ortman, Jenna Miller, Ted Regnaud and Bobbie Cummins; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ted Schmidt, son Larry Schmidt, sons-in-law Don Joseph, Gary Majerus, and George Leloup, sisters Grace Martin, Anna Olson, Beaulah Bray, Helen Wood, Pearl Torquita, Rose Andersen, Eleanor Anderson, and brother Earnest Alberts.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Reverend James Groleau officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Mayo Clinic Hospice Program.