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March 20, 1918 – Monday, October 27, 2008

Service Information
Lake Ridge Care Center
Thursday, November 6, 2008
2:00 PM

Visitation Information

SCHMIDT, Russell C., 90 of Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo, Minnesota. Died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 27, 2008 in Buffalo. Russell was born March 20, 1918 to Herman and Mae Schmidt in Crystal, Minnesota. He lived in Crystal, Pine River and Buffalo, Minnesota. Russell joined the U.S. Army and served as a Technical Sergeant from 1942-1945. During World War II he saw action in France, Belgium and Germany. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was with the 755th Field Artillery Battalion. Following his honorable discharge, Russell worked for 28 years as a crane operator for Bros Brothers and American Hoist and Derrick. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Kenneth and Gordon. one sister, Hazel; his wife, Florence Alice Harding of 57 years, and also his stepson Ronald Setter. He is survived by his stepson, Richard, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.Russell and Florence lived for many years on Long Lake, in northern Minnesota, near Pine River. In recent years, Russell and Florence were residents of Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo, Minnesota.A memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Lake Ridge Care Center.
Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel-Buffalo – 763-682-1363.

Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Lake Ridge Care Center, 310 Lake Blvd., Buffalo, Minnesota.

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