Marjorie Schmidt

Marjorie Marie Schmidt, 97, passed away June 9, 2016 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.

Funeral services were held June 15 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena with Rev. Stephen Meltzer presiding.

Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale. 

Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes of Wadena. 

Marjorie was born June 4, 1919 to Frederick and Emily (Steege) Rachow at Sumner, Iowa. She taught many years at one room country schools. She graduated from Bemidji State College with a degree in education and finished her teaching career at the Deer Creek Elementary School.

She was united in marriage to Arthur H. Swenson on January 15, 1949 at Watertown. Art passed away in 1976. She was united in marriage to Paul Schmidt on November 18, 1978 at Wadena. Paul passed away in 1995.

Marjorie enjoyed gardening, dancing, square dancing and crocheting. She moved from her home  to Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena in 2010.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews and stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands and five sisters, Mildred Crever, Eleanor Hille, Dena Olson, Helen Hall and Renee Jelinek.  

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