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Zion Lutheran Church of Buffal
Friday, July 6th, 2007

Visitation Information

Kenneth Charles Schmidt, 67, of Buffalo (Pelican Lake) passed away Monday, July 2nd, 2007 after a 2 year courageous battle with cancer at North Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park.

He was born July 12th, 1939 to Almond and Margaret (Gietman) Schmidt on the farm on Pelican Lake in Buffalo. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Pelican Lake and later graduated from Buffalo High School. On December 4th, 1964, Ken married Patricia Olson of Buffalo at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. They were blessed with 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Ken was a dairy farmer for many years on the family farm, in 1986 he worked at Landscape Structures in Delano for 19 years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, ham radio operation, gardening, and farming. Ken will be remembered as a strong energy conservator and a proud steward of the land.

Ken is survived by his wife: Pat; children: Sue (Rick) Lyrek, Jeff (Lisa) Schmidt, Robert (Michelle) Schmidt, and Crystal (Steve) Stelton; grandchildren: Ken Schmidt, Christopher Paulsen Schmidt, Adam Schmidt, Phillip Lyrek, Jonathon Lyrek, Ashley Moore, Broc Moore, Carlie Schmidt, Cody Schmidt, Ben Stelton, Brandon Stelton, and Lindsey Stelton; sister: Linda (Mike) Schmidt Discher, brothers: Richard Schmidt and Marlin (Connie) Schmidt; sister-in-law: Jan Zumbusch; mother-in-law: Marie Elsenpeter; many special friends and family.

Visitation for Ken was Thursday, July 5th, 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo from 4 to 8pm with a prayer service at 7:30pm.

Funeral Service was Friday, July 6th, 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo at 1:30pm with a 1 hour visitation prior to the start of the service.

Casket Bearers were Kenny Schmidt, Rick Lyrek, Donald Schmidt, Raymond Schmidt Jr., Steve Stelton, Greg Scotting, and Steve Higgins.

Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Buffalo.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Katie Gardner

    Jeff, Lisa & boys – So sorry to hear of you Dad/Grandpa’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Katie & Jackson

  2. dee oleson

    sad to lose a great friend.we will meet again someday.we will never forget you….


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