Agnes Schmidt

Agnes M. Schmidt

December 29th, 1934 - July 18th, 2019
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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.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday July 24th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday July 24th, 2019 10:00am
    Pastor Paul Janke
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Kathy Muckey

Posted at 10:52pm
Sorry for your loss

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Agnes Schmidt Family: With our deepest sympathy for your loss. Debbie Gozdor, Chaplain Boldgett, Mike Kott
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Nancy (Noeldner) Hulscher

Posted at 11:31pm
Many memories from the time Agnes babysat me as a small child. Think of her often. Sending condolences to her family. May you find comfort in your many memories.

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