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Mary Jane Schmidt

Mary Jane Schmidt, 95, passed away peacefully at 10:04PM on June 1, 2020 at GilMor Manor in Morgan. A Private Family and Friends Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan with burial to follow in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Morgan, Minnesota.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.

Mary Jane was born in Redwood Falls on March 11, 1925, to Thomas and Agnes Plain.  She graduated from Morgan High School and attended business school and worked in Minneapolis for one year. Mary Jane returned to Morgan and married Raymond Schmidt on October 4, 1944.

The couple made their home on a farm west of Morgan, where they raised seven children. Mary Jane was an only child and always wanted a big family. She was very proud of her kids and adored her grandchildren and great grand children.

Mary Jane was hard working, kind, generous, compassionate and had a huge heart. She was active in St. Annes Alter Society, 4H Leadership, Crochet Club, Square Dance Club, Card Club, bowled in two leagues, volunteered at St. Michaels school and was a cook at GilMor Manor.  She loved to travel with Ray, friends and family out west, and to see family in Naples Florida, St. Croix Falls, Olivia, Brainerd, the TwinCities and Pequot Lakes. She loved to cook and sew, was an avid gardener and word puzzle solver and she loved the call of the loon.

Mary Jane was proud to be one of the first residents of GilMor Haven in 2010. She and “the girls” (her long time friends) loved the staff, the entertainment and the independence.

Mary Jane is survived by her children Patricia (John) Ayres of Naples, Florida; Robert (Mary) Schmidt of Morgan; Jeanne (Randy) Anderson of Otsego; Leroy (Sue) Schmidt of Baxter; Jan (Milt) Johnson of Osceola Wisconsin; Joan (Mike) Okins of Olivia; Donna (Jeff) Walden of Pequot Lakes; 15 Grand Children and 27 Great Children.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her son Richard and her parents Thomas and Agnes Plain.

Blessed be her memory.


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