Donel Schmidt

donel schmidt

Don Schmidt, 77, Fargo, ND died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, his two children and four grandchildren.  Don is also survived by four sisters, and five brothers.

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  1. Dickinson ND
    Our sincere sympathy to Taeko, Betty Ann, David and families. Don was a very special Man in our lives, always there for us, his special smile and gift of gab, always ready with a joke to make us laugh. He gave so much of himself to us and all that knew him. He spoke highly of Taeko (his Honey) and his family and was very proud of his Grandchildren. He will never be forgotten, his Memory will always be cherished in our Hearts! We will miss him Dearly. We are the ones blessed to have known him. We still cannot say the words (Good Bye) to this Dear Friend, just (see you in the next life.) Dale and EL

  2. Bismarck, ND
    My sincere sympathy to Taeko, BettyAnn, David and families.

    I am so glad to have found and developed a relationship with the Don Schmidt family many years ago. Don and Taeko are wonderful people the many fond memories from over the years will be treasured and never forgotten.

    Don, may you now rest in peace my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Moorhead MN
    Taeko, Betty, and David…I am SO Sorry to hear Don passed away this week….We have so many fond memories of Don, how he loved to kid around with us gals in high school, Gerry, Char, Teresa, and myself! He was so much fun to be around…we will miss him dearly!…Betty, on behalf of myself, my Mother & Father, and my 3 sisters, our thoughts & prayers are with you now…

  4. Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Taeko and family. I have had the opportunity to know Don for seven years now. He was truly a genuine and heart of gold man. We will sincerely miss his personable nature and wonderful discussions. You will always be in our hearts Don!

  5. Barnesville MN
    Taeko – David – BettyAnn,

    Was very sad to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. Always enjoyed the times we had coffee together when he was at the courthouse visiting the Sheriff’s office.

    You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sandie Schmidt
    Barnesville, MN

  6. Fargo
    Got some bad news toight about the passing of a very close friend and neighbor next door. He and his wife were like a grandma and grandpa to our kids, Cancer claimed his life last night. He was very close to my children and myself, though we had only known him for 6 years it might as well have been a lifetime, he was just that kind of a person. Always ready with an ear or a helping hand at anytime, and ready with a story or a joke. Whenever my kids were outside and we couldnt find them we always knew where they were, over at Don and Taeko’s having cranberry Juice in Champagne glasses and oreo cookies or rice crispie bars. Tonight his wife brought the glasses that they always drank out of over for the kids to keep to remember him by, they will cherish them forever. Trying to tell a 9 and 11 yr old about death is one of the hardest things we have ever done, we laughed we cried we even shared some memories of our own. Life will go on and he will live forever in our hearts, Goodbye Don Schmidt, you will be loved and missed.

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