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Evan J. Schmidt

June 29, 1928 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 91)



Age 91 of Belle Plaine, Minnesota born June 29, 1928

passed away peacefully at his home on Father's Day,  June 21st

of natural causes and was last surviving sibling of six children.

Private Family Mass of Christian Burial (due to Covid-19) will be held on

June 24th, at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church

with burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors.

Evan went to a country school until 8th grade and then helped on the family farm.

He worked for the Omaha Railroad until he was drafted

into the Army for a two year term in 1951. Served in the Korean War

as Private First Class  and discharged in 1953. 

Met Bernice Doyle in 1947 and married in November 1951 at

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Henderson, Minnesota while in the service

He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 39 years

working on bridges, plumbing and many other maintenance issues.

Lived in St. Paul in bunk cars in earlier years only going home on the weekends

due to the long drive into work.

Evan enjoyed camping, listening to old time music, polka fests,

picking mushrooms, woodworking and looking for 4-leaf clovers.


Wife:  Bernice

Daughters:  Vicky (Rick) Ginter, Sandy (Ken) Stocker, Bonnie (Tony) Schneider

Kathy (Bruce) Hartley, Nancy (Alan) Giles and Rocky (Steve) Ulferts/Velner

20 Grandchildren

41 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Sisters-In-Law: Catherine Schmidt and Joann Doyle

Preceded in Death by:

Parents:  Otto and Clara (Neumann) Schmidt

Siblings:   Twin Sister Evey Thomason, Irene Kahle, Otto (Nicknamed "Doc"), 

Leo (Nicknamed "Skip") and Erwin

Brothers-in-Law:  James Doyle and Clarence Doyle


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