Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz

Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz, age 79 of Maple Grove, formerly of Sauk Centre passed away unexpectedly on June 19. Preceded in death by her parents, Ernie and Gertrude Borgmann; brother, Carl Borgmann; son, Bruce Anderson; son-in-law, Jess Bistodeau, and granddaughter, Rachel Bistodeau. Liz is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Jack Kane, children, Colleen Bistodeau, Dave (Diona) Anderson, Debbie (Pete) Wolkenhauer, and Tammy (Larry) Carter; 22 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; stepchildren, and many other relatives and special friends.

Liz adored her true love and best friend, Jack. They were so thankful for each day they were able to spend together. Some of her other favorite things included knitting, going out to eat, flowers, candy, the color red, Elvis Presley, and going on trips. Liz also loved family gatherings, especially her big birthday weekend that we celebrated together each year! 

Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1,with the funeral Mass immediately following at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park (763-425-2210). Interment at St. Vincent’s Cemetary, Osseo. www.cremationsocietyofmn.com