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1934 Francis 2017

Francis Schmidt

July 15, 1934 — June 3, 2017

Francis M. "Schmidty" Schmidt, 82, Flasher, passed away June 3, 2017 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, ND with Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Flasher American Legion Post #69.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm CST at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 pm followed by a Parish Vigil. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am CST.

Francis was born on July 15, 1934 to Philip and Ida (Gustin) Schmidt in Bismarck, ND. He was raised and educated in Flasher, ND. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1957-1961. Francis married Mary Kuntz on January 20, 1975. To this union is an extended family of Kilian, Anita, Andy, Karen, Ike and Mary.

Francis worked as a mechanic for Deichert Chevrolet for many years. His service to St. Lawrence Catholic Church for the past 29 years was his passion and his work was that of perfection. Francis was a member of the Flasher American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the St. Lawrence Parish where he led the daily Rosary.

Schmidty will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary, Flasher, ND; nieces and nephews, Kilian (Khadeem), Portland, OR, Anita (Chuck) Krohn, Woodbury, MN, Andy (Vicki) Kuntz, Flasher, ND, Karen (Garth) Blumhardt, Bismarck, ND, Isidore Kuntz, Dickinson, ND and Mary Fox, Wheaton, MN; sisters, Carol Jahraus, Midland, TX, Viola Pederson, Fargo, ND and Noreen Marostica, Lakewood, WA along with community of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Ida; sisters, Rose Bace, Cecelia Calhoun and Lillian Ternes; brothers, Ray and Irvin Schmidt.

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