Sue C. Schmidt

Sue C. Schmidt

Sue Schmid

Sue C. Schmidt age 78 of St. Peter, formerly of Redwood Falls and Mankato, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her daughter’s home while surrounded by family after a brief illness.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm Sunday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church Monday.  A time of sharing during visitation will begin at 6:30 pm Sunday.  A private family interment will be held at a later date.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.   Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sue was born July 1, 1935 in Antigo, WI to Myron & Ruth (Nolan) West.  She graduated from Antigo High School in 1953.  On December 18, 1954, Sue was united in marriage to Robert Schmidt at the United Methodist Church in Antigo.  Together the couple lived in Wausau, WI for a year and a half and their son Dale was born there. They then moved to Stewartville where their son Charles was born and after a year, they moved to Mankato where they lived for eleven years.  The rest of the children were born in Mankato.  Sue began working as a nurse’s aide at Oak Lawn Nursing Home in Mankato.  In 1967, they moved to Redwood Falls where they stayed for 23 years.  Sue graduated from nursing school at Willmar Community College as an LPN in 1974, and as an RN in 1980.  Sue worked at the Redwood County Nursing Home and later the Redwood Falls Hospital for 15 years. In 1978-1979, the family hosted an AFS Student, Morten Reffhaug, from Norway.  Sue went on to lead the AFS organization for several years.  She also was the Superintendent and taught Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Robert Milton Home while in Redwood Falls.  In 1990, the couple moved to the family vacation home on Lake Washington by St. Peter.  Sue worked at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center from 1990-1997 when she retired in July.  Sue continued to fill in on occasion for the next seven years.  She also volunteered for Hospice in her retirement. Sue was a member of Job’s Daughters where she was an Honored Queen.  She was a former member of the Audacia Study Club and a Mrs. Jaycee.  She was a den mother for the Boy Scouts and was very active in 4-H in her younger years.  Sue was a very vocal supporter of Redwood Falls athletics, and enjoyed spending time with her family especially the grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting, and made quilts for each of her grandchildren and her husband. She also enjoyed reading, shopping for Christmas, antiquing, and adding to her various collections.

Sue is survived by her husband Robert of nearly 59 years; children: Charles (Michele) of Oxford, IA, Gregory (Donna) of Glenwood, Bret (Heather Rigdon) of Fredericksburg, VA, Laura (Scott) Kohler of Redwood Falls, Cynthia (Craig) LaBrie of Redwood Falls, & Jeffrey (Teresa) of Hutchinson; Norwegian son Morten Reffhaug; 21 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Roberta “Bobbie” Bonnell of Merrill, WI; aunt Lucille Skidmore of Antigo, WI; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, son Dale Robert, and sisters: Jean, Norma, & Margaret.

9 thoughts on “Sue C. Schmidt”

  1. The Balbach Family

    We are very sorry for your loss, she will be missed. We are blessed to have had her as our friend for many years.

  2. Jack&Cheryl Coulson

    Our sympathies to you on the passing of Sue. In our earlier years we had her as a great neighbor and friend. We keep all of you in our prayers and hearts.

  3. Larry and Lila Venjohn

    Dear Bob and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Sue. If there’s anything we can do for you, please let us know. May she rest in peace.

  4. Bill "Mud" McClary

    My sympathies to the Schmidt Family. I have several memories of Sue when I was growing up. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

  5. Sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I knew Sue through my working years at the Minnesota Department of Health with Bob. My sympathy to the family.

    Ken & Sue Versaevel

  6. Pam (Wittwer) Maldonado

    I am so sorry to hear about Sue. It has been a long time since seeing you all, but Sue and the rest of the family have always had a special spot in my heart. God bless you all and you have my deepest sympathy.

  7. Sue and I worked together for several years on the admissions unit for mental health at the St Peter Regional Treatment Center. She was always a joy to work with and such a hard worker. There can not be enough good said about her.

  8. Bruce & Helen Klugherz

    Dear Bob,
    We only yesterday learned of the death of your wife Sue.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    We are sure that you have many good memories but her passing is a big loss.
    Please give me a call when you are back at your home on the lake.
    I would like to take you out for lunch.
    We will keep you in our prayers.
    Bruce & Helen Klugherz

  9. To the Schmidt family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing, but I believe from having known her, that she is in a far better place now without any pain or suffering. People say this all the time when someone leaves this life, but Sue has earned her place with the lord. I have many fond memories of her from church and social functions that our families participated in when we were groing up. Even after the family moved away from Redwood, whenever I ran into any of you, there was always time to say hello and catch up on what was happening in everyones lives. May your memories of Sue always staf fresh in your minds! God bless you all.

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