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Judith "Judy" Schmitz

April 12, 2008

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Judith "Judy" Schmitz

April 12, 2008

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Judith Schmitz, age 65, of Fargo, ND died Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Vancouver, WA.

Judith Kay was born on November 19, 1942 in Grand Rapids, MN to Jerome and June (Scott) Larson. Judith moved to Fargo in 1955, graduated from Shanley High School Class of ?60?. She attended Moorhead State University from 1960-1961. Judy was united in marriage to Art Schmitz, the ?love of her life,? at St. Anthony?s Catholic Church in Fargo, ND on September 2, 1961. They were united in marriage for nearly 47 years ? Judy and Art were best of friends for 50 years.

Judith is survived by her husband, Art; three sons: Robert H. Schmitz (and DiAnn, deceased) of Cokato, MN, Ronald T. and Sheri Schmitz of Anchorage, AK, Stephen P. and Shelly Schmitz of Vancouver, WA. She was a compass, rock, wife, mother and homemaker. Judy was very handy with needle and many craft projects. She was an avid follower, supporter and fund raiser to her son?s school and athletic activities in Fargo, Bismarck and Moorhead. Judy was the proud grandmother to seven granddaughters: Stephanie Duppong of Bismarck, ND, Katie, Haley, Annie Schmitz of Anchorage, AK, and Morgan, Olivia, Holly Schmitz of Vancouver, Wa.

Additional surviving family are: Uncle ?Buck? Scott, Nancy Scott, Jim and Beth Scott, Kathy and Lauren Lampi all of Grand Rapids, MN; Bonnie and Larry Swedal of Elk River, MN, Dan and Kim Scott of Mankota, MN, Kathy and Doug Smith of Omaha, NE. Mary and Hugh Hall of Detroit Lakes, MN, Tom and Erin Hall of Fargo, ND, Laura and John Leintz of St. Cloud, MN, Joann Schmitz ? Williston, Julie and Ken Quamme of Williston, ND, Lisa and Bill Rott of Hazen, ND, Michelle and Darnell Bohrer of Hazen, ND.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Presentation Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent, Fargo, ND, Shanley High School, Fargo, ND, or St. Mary?s Central High School in Bismarck, ND.

The Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, at St. Benedict?s Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND. There will be a Prayer Service in the Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour before the funeral in the church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home.
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  1. "Betty" Elizabeth (Findley) Fabritius says:

    Chambersburg PADear Art and family,
    I just happened to be searching the net when I came across Judy’s obituary. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her death. I have some great memories of our friendship in the early sixties in Fargo and Moorhead. The twinkle in her eyes and her love for family are two memories which shall never leave me. Just last week while looking through some old pictures I came across one sent by Judy of her three little boys. They shared her life then and now forever. God Bless you all.
    Betty (Findley) Fabritius

  2. John R. Hagen says:

    South Bend INArt:
    Our sincere condolences.
    We savor the good Judy brought to so many lives and remember with fondness the fullness of her life well-lived.
    Our sympathy to you and your family.
    We wish you well.
    – John & Mary Hagen

  3. Doug and Lea Ann Garin says:

    Alexandria MN
    Dear Art and Family,
    I’m sorry Lea Ann and I are unable to attend your services for Judy. Please know that Lea Ann and I have very fond memories of the obvious love that you and Judy shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Doug and Lea Ann Garin
    Garfield, MN

  4. John Schneiderhan says:

    Mpls MN
    Our sympathy goes out to you and yours, Art. Now is the time for family and friends. I am sure glad we had that snowmobiling trip this past February, as cold as it was. Also the riding we have enjoyed the past 15-20 years. Judy was a real trooper. She will be sorrowfully missed. You are in our prayers.

    John & Mary Lou

  5. Ava Vranish says:

    Horace ND
    Tom and I will miss hearing Judy’s beautiful singing voice at Saturday evening masses.

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