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Emma M. Schmidt

Emma M. Schmidt May 21, 1909 - Sept. 21, 2013

BELGRADE - Emma M. Schmidt, 104 of Belgrade, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Belgrade Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Grace West Cemetery in Belgrade.

Emma Magdalyn Schmidt was born on May 21, 1909 on the family farm near Springhill, the daughter of Mathias and Lena (Menzhuber) Mohs. She grew up near Springhill and later Belgrade where she attended country grade school and Belgrade High School. After her schooling she moved to Minneapolis for work. On August 23, 1930, Emma was united in marriage to Forrest B. Schmidt in St. Cloud. To this union three daughters and two sons were born. They made their home 5 miles north of Belgrade where they farmed. Emma and Forrest were able to share in 54 years of marriage before his death on Oct. 14, 1984.

Emma was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served in Martha Circle. She enjoyed doing many crafts, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed decorating her home for the holidays and special occasions, especially Christmas. She loved playing cards, especially "hand and foot canasta" with her siblings and other family members.

Emma M. Schmidt, 104 of Belgrade, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Belgrade Nursing Home. She is survived by her children, Patricia Walker, Kaye (Ronald) Queenan, Sheila (Donald) Watschke and Steven (Delores) Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Delaine Schmidt; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Bernie Mohs, Ramona Mohs and Ramona Mohs.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest; son, Noel; 9 brothers and 3 sisters.