Schmidt

Virginia H. Schmidt 1940–2019 Madison, WI—Virginia Hazel Schmidt, 79, of Madison, WI, died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Oak Park Nursing & Rehab in Madison, WI. She was born July 26, 1940 in Faribault, Minnesota the daughter of Harold and Hazel (Oppegard) Schramm. She attended grade school in Kilkenny and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1958. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corp and was honorably discharged on November 14, 1960. While in the military, she met Don Terrill and the couple was married in 1960. They had three sons, Don, Jr., Doug and Dave and later divorced. Following her divorce, she moved back to Faribault to raise her sons. A job at Jostens brought her to Owatonna where she met Lowell Schmidt. They were married on August 24, 1968 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna. They made their home on Lowell's farm and were blessed with a daughter, Luella. Along with babysitting in the neighborhood, Virginia worked for many years at Federated. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, embroidering, was a good wood chopper. She especially enjoyed caring for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Donald (and Anita) Terrill, Jr. of Southport, FL, Douglas Terrill of Panama City Beach, FL, Dave (and Kris) Terrill of Rochester, Luella (and Roger Finch) Schmidt of Madison, WI and Eric Day of Anoka, MN; siblings, JoAnn Kewatt, Eileen (and Bob) Bohlen, Butch (and Linda) Schramm and Janet (and Mark) Stewart; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Hazel; husband, Lowell Schmidt and brother-in-law, Charles Kewatt. Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna. A reception will follow the service and burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Havana Township.

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