Fr. Randy Phillips
Organist ~ Georgianne Pravecek
“Only a Shadow”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“O Loving God
“Prayer of St. Francis”
Brian Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Dan Miller,
Bryan Reising, Peter Schmidt,
Marc Bies, & Scott Novak
Dorothy Irene Schmidt was born on September 17, 1924 to J. P. and Rose (Podzimek) Schmidt in Scotland, South Dakota. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1942. Dorothy worked various jobs throughout her life. For a time, she lived in Detroit, MI, Phoenix, AZ, Sioux Falls, SD, and Yankton, SD before she returned to her hometown of Scotland to care for her elderly father. Following her father’s passing, Dorothy made her home in Yankton in 1999.
Dorothy was the matriarch of the Schmidt family. She was always full of spunk and knew the goings on of every niece and nephew no matter how far away they lived. She had a generous heart and was always ready with candy or a gift for anyone who came to her door. Dorothy was often found at the end of a bake sale buying up all the leftovers to support the cause. She spent her time volunteering for the church funeral committee, reading to school children, and helping at the Senior Center. She lived a full life, always putting others before herself. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Dorothy passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota having attained the age of 92 years, 4 months, and 30 days.
She is survived and remembered by her siblings: Betty Kellen of Worthington, MN, Katherine Schmidt of Chandler, AZ, Donald Schmidt of Yankton, SD, and Gregory (Jan) Schmidt of Sioux City, IA; brother-in-law Ken Miller of Sioux Falls, SD; twenty nieces and nephews; twenty-four great-nieces and nephews; five great-great-nephews; and her godchildren: Stephen Schaefer, Brian Schmidt, Marcia Miller, and Nancy Kunickis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: infant Louis Schmidt, Joseph J. Schmidt, and Ray Schmidt, sisters: Marilyn F. Schaefer and Carol Anne Miller; brothers-in-law Dr. Robert Schaefer, Darrell Bowyer, and Nick Kellen, and sister-in-law Delphine Schmidt.
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