Elizabeth N. Schmidt, age 89 of Roseville, Minnesota, formerly of Morris, MN, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at her home.

Visitation for Elizabeth Schmidt will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville, MN.

Memorial service for Elizabeth Schmidt will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th at the Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville, MN.

Memorial service for Elizabeth Schmidt will be at Federated Church in Morris, MN, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following the service in Morris.

Inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Elizabeth was born in Plymouth County, Iowa, on April 13, 1930, to Henry and Maud (Taylor) Pierce. They moved to Wadena County, MN in 1937. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in home economics and was the second Extension Home Agent in Big Stone County where she met Leigh Schmidt. They married September 29, 1953, and farmed near Odessa for many years. Elizabeth also worked for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program for several years as a 5-county coordinator in Stevens County. Elizabeth worked several other jobs over the years ending her career as a Medical Records Coder at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.

Elizabeth’s hobbies included cooking, gardening, sewing, photography, and spending time with family. She was a member of the Federated Church of Morris, and participated in the quilting group. She was a member of many organizations, including Eastern Star, the Morris Area Garden Club, and volunteered at the Morris Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by children: Karen (Rich) Schmidt-Dill, Diane Schmidt, Wanda (Greg) Debbaut, and Raymond (Susan) Schmidt; grandchildren: Mike (Nicole) Debbaut and Adam (Courtney) Debbaut; great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Derek, and Kylie Debbaut; siblings: Gilbert (Nancy) Pierce, Mary Ault, James Pierce, Bruce (Gayle) Pierce, Earl Pierce, and Alvin (Martha) Pierce; many nieces and nephews; other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Leigh; grandson: Scott Debbaut; brother-in-law: Jack Ault; sisters-in-laws: Joan Pierce and Mary Pierce.

Arrangements with O’Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home.




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