Agnes M. Schmidt, 84, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Paul Janke officiating. There will be congregational singing accompanied by Julie Sulzle.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.
Pallbearers will be Cayden, Brayden and Josh Craig, Kurt, John and Jaxon Rahlf.
Agnes Marie Schmidt, daughter of George and Virginia (Vaughn) Blais was born on December 29, 1934 in Codington County, SD, where she grew up and attended country school near home.
On November 1, 1958 she married Duane W. Schmidt and the couple had three children, Iva Jane, Kurt and Jeff. Agnes began her employment in the inspection department at Minnesota Rubber and obtained her GED in 1974. Her beloved husband, Duane passed away in 1987. Agnes retired from Minnesota Rubber in 1997 after 23 years of employment. She then did part-time cleaning at Premier Bankcard.
Agnes enjoyed growing flowers and being outdoors. She was a member of Machinist Union Local #2357 and was the union's secretary for a short time. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Agnes is survived by her daughter, Iva Jane (Gordon) Rahlf of Watertown, SD; her sons, Kurt (Ann) Schmidt of Anchorage, AK and Jeff Schmidt of Bristol, SD; three sisters, Ruth Erichsen of Watertown, SD, Sarah Koepke of Aurora, CO, and Maggie (Bill) Hauger of Brandt, SD; one brother, John (Nancy) Blais of Watertown, SD; four grandchildren, Kurt (Kristi) Rahlf, John (Kay) Rahlf, Chellsy (Josh) Craig and Billie Jo Beals; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Marion Blais of Rapid City, SD; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane; two brothers, Albert and Vince Blais; and her sister, Rosemary "Rosie" Quam.