Rev. Dean Schroeder
Pianist ~ Rachel Starwalt
Soloist ~ Adayla Starzl
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Shall We Gather at the River"
Linda's Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Mary Tyndall Odum
Linda Schmidt was born on Thursday, February 14, 1924 to Fred and Lydia (Vilhauer) Finck in Tyndall, South Dakota. She attended Bon Homme country school through the 8th grade. On June 5, 1950, Linda was united in marriage to Julius Schmidt at Immanuel Reformed Church in rural Tripp. Together they owned and operated Schmidt’s Service and Consumer Supply Co. in Tyndall until they retired in 1986. Following their retirement, they spent their winters in Mesa, AZ.
Linda enjoyed boating with family and friends from the time she and Julius married until 1966 at which time they sold their boat and took up golfing. Linda was an avid golfer and one of her accomplishments was having 4 hole-in-ones; one in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000. Linda and Julius enjoyed many years of traveling and camping with their children. Linda loved to cook for her family and enjoyed teaching her children and grandchildren how to cook many of the foods she was known for. Linda also enjoyed spending many hours playing cards with friends.
Linda passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 at St. Michael’s Hospital Avera in Tyndall having attained the age of 91.
She is survived and remembered by her husband of 65 years, Julius Schmidt of Tyndall; children: Sandra (John) Stahl of Kosciusko, MS, Robert (Karen) Schmidt of Tyndall, Patricia Doyle of Rapid City, and Michael (Christi) Schmidt of Tyndall; grandchildren: Juanita Parkinson, Alyson Land, Phylis Odum, Lyndsay Lunders, Steven Doyle, Megan Schmidt, Jennifer Schmidt, Joshua Schmidt, and Landon Schmidt; great-grandchildren: Ashleigh Parkinson, Collin Parkinson, Joshilyn Land, Mary Tyndall Odum, Connor Lunders, and another on the way; siblings: Edward Finck of Mesa and Neal (Jean) Finck of Tripp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Richard Schmidt, and brothers: Paul, Herbert, Ruben, Leo, Leonard Finck, and sister Meta Hisek.