August 24, 2022 at 4:05 p.m.
Evelyn M. Schmidt, age 93 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers were held at 4 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Evelyn Margret Walz was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Lake George Township, Stearns County to Leo and Margret (Bösl) Walz. She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Schmidt on Nov. 29, 1950, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Evelyn and Bob owned and operated Theatre Café. Evelyn also worked in the Sauk Centre Public Schools cafeteria and sold Stanley Home Products for many years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Christian Women. Evelyn enjoyed spending time in the garden, playing cards, quilting, and baking wedding cakes and her famous pies and Christmas cookies.
Survivors include her children, Charlene (Steve) Messerich of Grey Eagle, Kenneth Schmidt of Sturgeon Lake and Jaime (Laura) Schmidt of Big Lake; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Poepping of Sauk Centre; and brother, Donald (JoAnn) Walz of Sauk Centre.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Schmidt, on March 25, 2021; parents; son, Robert Schmidt, Jr.; grandson, Andrew Schmidt; and sisters, Marie Vornbrock and Carol Prodinsky.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.