Walter T. Schmidt, 87, Jamestown, ND died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
Walter Schmidt was born April 8, 1929 near Borup, MN, the son of Ernest and Johanna (Hruby) Schmidt. He grew up and attended rural elementary school and high school in Borup.
He and Julie Kjelvik were married November 13, 1949 near Perley, MN. They lived in Moorhead, MN where he worked for Peavey Lumber from 1949-52, Knerr Dairy 1952-53. In 1953 he went to work at Indianhead Truck Line. They moved to Jamestown in 1966 where he continued to drive truck until retiring in 1989.They have lived in Jamestown since.
Walter was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and a 50 plus year Golden member of the Eagles. He enjoyed attending auctions, Julie's bowling tournaments, camping with his motor home and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Julie, Jamestown, ND; 2 children, Ilene (Michael Raaum) Schmidt, Basalt, CO; David (Sandi) Schmidt, Brainerd, MN; 4 grandchildren, Amy (Shawn) Nash, Ericka (Steve) Wentz, Michael Schmidt and Tanner Schmidt; 2 great grandchildren, Aubrey and Asa Wentz; his sister-in-law's, Doris Schmidt, Wendi Kjelvik, Rojean Kjelvik and Hjordis (Francis) Martell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Rhonda Rabideaux, 2 brothers, Emil Schmidt, Benjamin Schmidt; 2 sisters, Marie Frater and Frances Nordby; 6 brothers-in-law, Leif, Norman and Harold Kjelvik, Orlin Nordby, Delos Frater, and Albert Larson; and 4 sisters-in-law, Sonja Larson, Marlene Kjelvik, Hazel Kjelvik and Elizabeth Schmidt.
Funeral Service - 11:00 AM Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Lucinda Lien, officiating
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Funeral Home
Interment - Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, ND
Visitation - 1-7:00 Sunday at the Funeral Home, family will receive friends 5-7
In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016