Darline Schmidt


Darline SchmidtDarline Schmidt, age 92 of Tracy, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 under the care of hospice. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 30 at Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Tracy Lutheran Building Fund. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darline Schmidt (Ackerman) was born October 16, 1926 to Clarence and Lillie (Johansen) Ackerman in Slayton, Minnesota. Darline worked at the defense plant in Slayton making parts that were shipped off and assembled on Bomber airplanes. She also waitressed in Slayton and Tracy. Darline enjoyed babysitting and assisted many mothers after they had babies. She served lunch on Wednesday mornings for the quilting ladies at church. Darline was a member of the Tracy Legion Auxiliary, served on the Tracy Lutheran serving circle and ladies aid committee for years, and a member of the Tracy VFW. She loved playing cards, dancing to old time music, and spending time with her family. She often cooked and cleaned for two hired men besides her husband and 5 children. She worked a huge garden and canned and froze food to last the rest of the year.

Darline is survived by her sons: Raymond (Evelyn) Schmidt of Marshall and Roger Schmidt of Tracy; daughters: Ann (Leo) Konz of Adrian, Sharon Schmidt of Savage, Joan (Marlin) Negen of Windom, and Shirley Johnson of Tracy; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; brother Daniel (Evelyn) Ackerman of Tracy; sisters: Lois (Marv) Ferguson of Lake Wilson, and Diane (Dwight) Smith of Hastings; and sister-in-law Leona “Mrs. Robert” Ackerman of Lake Wilson. She is preceded in death by both of her parents, infant son Donald Severson, brothers Robert and David Ackerman, and sisters Mary Mahon, Betty Bjornebo, and Dora Pommier.


  1. Dustin & Lucy Stevens says

    We enjoyed seeing Darline at events and gatherings. I liked her spunk and enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers for her family and friends.

  2. Kathy Marks says

    Cindy and Joan
    Sorry for your loss, remember your. Mother/Grandmother is now in the arms of our Lord and is watching over you!Kat8

  3. DawnBass (Davis) says

    Our sympathy to your family. I remember being invited over for meals when we were neighbors back in the 60’s. It was great fun. Dawn Bass – (Davis)

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m sorry for your loss. I will always remember her homemade dinner rolls and her Tom & Jerry mix at Christmas. Try to remember the good times you had with her and share those memories with each other in the next few days.

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