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November 2, 1932 – Monday, October 7, 2013

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Friday, October 11, 2013
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Friday, October 11, 2013
10:00 AM

Myron Glen Schmidt died peacefully on October 7, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing West in Cambridge, MN.

His wife, Fabiola & his family will hold the funeral service on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN. There will be a visitation at 10:00 AM until the time of service. Lunch will be served following the service with interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN at 2:00 PM.

Casket Bearers are Katrina Smith, Liesel Schmidt-Tubb, Jade Hibbard, Melissa Schmidt, Stefanie Schmidt, Christopher Lundbohm, Shy Ann Hentges.

Myron Schmidt was born on November 2, 1932 to Glen & Selma (Wagner) Schmidt. He was baptized & confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Buffalo Township, Wright County, Minnesota. He attended grade school at Buffalo country school, District 88 & went to high school at Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MN where he graduated in 1951. As a boy he participated in church activities & the 4H Association while helping out at his parent’s farm. In 1952 he shared farming with a cousin at different acreage & they split the profits between them.

In 1953 he was drafted by the US Army & served for 2 years. Fourteen months of them were spent in Korea. He attained the rank of Corporal & enjoyed playing touch football in his spare time. (We have some slides). While in Korea he contracted malaria which lasted a number of years & he received compensation during those years. He was the night shift cook. After he returned from the service he worked at Minneapolis Moline & worked at both of their plants in Hopkins & Minneapolis as a sub assembler. While at the Minneapolis Moline Hopkins he served on the Union executive board at large for the night shift. He later worked at Onan Corporation in Fridley until he retired. After retirement he kept busy working the family farm near Buffalo raising cattle & planting crops. He also held several part time jobs during his working years.

In 1955 he married Fabiola Blonigen & they raised three children, Michael, Stuart & Saundra from whom they were blessed with seven grandchildren & one great-grandchild. He & Fabiola also hosted five foreign exchange students when their children were in high school. Four of them stayed for a year & the fifth one was on a month plan at a number of households.

The last few years Myron’s health declined to the point where he needed more care. He moved to Brask Haven Assisted Living in North Branch, MN. He was always amazing his doctors & care staff with his ability to rebound time & time again after serious declines or major health events.

He is preceded In death by his parents, Glen & Selma; mother & father-in-law, Anthony & Elsie Blonigen; sister, Yvonne; an infant brother; brother, Stanley; a nephew & godson, Troy; brother-in-law, Quentin; sisters-in-law, Elaine & Twyla.

Myron is survived by his wife, Fabiola, sons, Michael (Colleen), Stuart (Pamela) & daughter, Saundra Schmidt; seven grandchildren, Melissa Schmidt, Stefanie Schmidt, Katrina (Bobby) Smith, Liesel (Michael) Schmidt-Tubb, Aja Niedorf, Jade (Mike) Hibbard, Christopher Lundbohm; honorary grandchildren ShyAnn and Amanda Hentges; one great-grandchild, Ava Lassiter.

Myron’s family would like to thank Jodi, Rob & staff at Brask Haven Assisted Living in North Branch for their patience & loving care of Myron & to GracePointe Crossing West for their outstanding care of Myron & loving compassion given to the family.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Blonigan

    I am sorry that Myron passed away, and I am sorry that the end of his life may not have been as you all may have hoped. I am glad that the obituary indicated that Myron passed away peacefully. You have my sincere sympathy for your loss. Here is to the possibility that your loss will bind the whole Schmidt family together.

  2. Michael Schmidt

    Thoughts and Beliefs about Dad

    Let it be known that Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa is watching over all of our lives down here on earth. By what I call the:

    “Balcony Of Life”
    When you are walking or facing North South East or West through the path of life, Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa is looking ahead down these paths to see if it is safe. So when you feel “warm and fuzzy” it is Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa telling you it is safe to walk down these paths to achieve and fulfill your dreams. If you are cold or trip up in your walking step it is Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa telling you to be careful; possible danger down the path ahead and will guide you through these dangers. This is one of many ways that Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa is in your heart and you are in his heart forever and ever. Amen

    Son. Michael Schmidt.

    P. S. When reading this, read it as who you are to Myron.


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