Joyce A. Schmidt, age 60, of Melrose, passed away Jan. 18, 2021, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.

A memorial Mass will be held 8 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with the  Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Joyce Alvina Schmidt was born July 31, 1960, in Melrose,  to Aloys and Dorothy (George) Schmidt. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. Joyce worked at the V.A Hospital in St. Cloud until her retirement.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Joyce was a wonderful musician who played multiple instruments and also played with the “Custom Classics.” She was an animal lover and truly enjoyed gardening and taking an occasional fishing trip.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Schmidt, of Albany; brothers Donald (Bernice) Schmidt of Freeport, Harry (Deb) Schmidt of Grey Eagle, Ron (Becky) Schmidt of Burtrum, Cheryl (Jim) Harren of Freeport and Dennis Schmidt of Brainerd; and many nephews and nieces who loved her very much.

Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Al Schmidt.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.                           P-7-1B