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Lavern A. Schmidt

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lavern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. She was baptized and confirmed at Midway Church by the Rev. Eisenberg. She attended Gilbert school in rural Spring Valley. Following school she lived at home and helped her parents. On May 24, 1946 she married Melvin Schmidt at Zion Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Following their marriage the couple lived on the home farm. In 1950 they purchased their farm in Forestville Township and lived there until 2004 when they moved to a new home in Spring Valley. LaVern worked as a homemaker.

LaVern and Melvin were charter members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She loved gardening, traveling, camping, going south for the winter and dancing. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved reading and studying her bible.

She is survived by her husband Melvin; two sons, Roger (Joan) of St. Paul and Steve (Julie) of Rosemount. Five grandchildren; Tory, Brandi, Dustin, Jaeson and Geoffrey. Six great-grandchildren. One brother Kermit Schulz, also several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Lyle Schulz.

Friends may call from 4-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and also one hour prior to services. Online condolences may be left at

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Revs. Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery.

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