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Deloris Schmidt

August 25, 1943 — November 29, 2017

Deloris Schmidt, 74, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Bismarck, passed away November 29, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, Bismarck, ND with Msgr. James Braaten as celebrant. Inurnment will be held at the Mandan Union Cemetery following the service.

Family will be receiving friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8:30 today at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Rosary and Parish Vigil at 7:30 pm.

Deloris was born on August 25, 1943 to John and Margaret (Hatzenbuhler) Zueger in Odense, ND. Deloris graduated from Solen High School.  She married Linus Schmidt of Flasher, ND on January 8, 1962 in Odense, ND.  They farmed and raised their 7 children on the Schmidt homestead until 1993.  At that time they moved to Bismarck where she painted houses with her aunt.  Sewing was her passion, she made clothes for her children and grandchildren, and did alterations and sewing for others.  She also loved to be outside and working in the garden. In 2013, she moved to Arizona where she continued to sew for others and work in her yard.  There she met her fiancée, Clyde.  They enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo till the end.

She is survived by seven children: Kent (Gail) Schmidt, of Leonard, ND; Laurie (Kim) Fish, of Pollock, SD; Kevin (Laurie) Schmidt, of Baldwin ND; Lisa (Owen) Atkinson, of Bismarck, ND; Kip (Lynn) Schmidt of Mandan, ND; Kurt (Theresa) Schmidt, of Bismarck, ND; Lana (Jeff) Meissner, of Jamestown, ND; 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and her fiancée, Clyde Gleesing, of Mesa, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linus, her parents, and 2 brothers.

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