Virginia Rae Schmidt

virginia schmidt

November 2, 1952 ~ November 1, 2022

Born in: Jamestown, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Virginia R. Schmidt, 69, Fargo passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at her home surrounded by family and friends while under the care of Hospice.

Virginia was born November 2, 1952 in Jamestown, North Dakota to Samuel and Frieda (Geist) Schmidt. She graduated from McVille High School in 1971. She attended hair school in Jamestown before going to college at Valley City State. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1980, serving in Germany, Virginia and Washington. She returned to North Dakota in 1987 where she continued service with the North Dakota National Guard, retiring after 20 years. She also attended Lake Region Community College and received her degree as a Legal Assistant and later attended Valley City State College and received a Music Degree with a Minor in Business Management.

She was heavily involved in her church, spending many volunteer hours between Rock Church, Heartland Assembly of God, First Assembly of God and In His Image Fellowship.

Traveling was very important to Virginia and she traveled throughout the world many times, especially Israel where she lived for a short time as well.

Virginia enjoyed sewing, embroidering and quilting. She made numerous beautiful gifts for family and friends over the course of her life.

She is survived by her children, Tina Yeater, Michael Souter II; 6 grandchildren; siblings, Bettie Buchfink, Luella Otterson; brother-in-law, Milton Schmidt and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ilene Schmidt and Marlys Schmidt and brothers-in-law, LaRue “Bud” Buchfink.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
Ezra International, USA
Return Ministries, Canada
Or have trees planted in Israel using organization of your choice


Memorial Service - Saturday: November 12, 2022 10:00 am

Heartland Community Church
1751 Main Ave E
West Fargo, North Dakota 58078

(701) 866-9305

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  1. Virginal was a blessing to me in many ways. We both had much in common with our time in the military, our love ❤️ for Christ and Church involvement. Last year on Veterans day will always be a treasure to me. We both made our rounds to several different establishments offering meals for Veterans. We had such a joyus time together. God’s love definitely shined through her. She loved God, her family, and friends. She will forever remain deep in my ❤️. She will be missed by many.

    Love and prayers to her family.

    Jacqueline Madsen

  2. Virginia will always remain deep in my heart.
    Virginia and I had many things in common. Our love for the Lord, desire ❤️ to serve and bless others. We both served in the military.
    Last year on Veterans day will always be a very special and rememerable moment. We had the best time ever. Virginia had the day all planned out. We went to several different establishments, that day celebrating Veterans day.
    She definitely was a reflection of God’s light. She will be missed by many.

    Love ❤️ and prayers 🙏 to her family

  3. So very sorry to hear this sad news. She had the most bubbly personality in highschool and was grateful I could spend some time with her later. She stayed with us for a short time in college. Later we kept in touch when she lived in Devil’s Lake. A couple trips to visit friends at Red Willow and later visiting at a few Mcville Days. Enjoy hearing from her. Loved how she shared her christian faith freely. Praying for her loved ones.

  4. Virginia we talked and you said you would call me back I am very sad to see why I never heard back from you. I will miss you very much my Embroidery Partner. I enjoyed Meeting you and having you in my life. Our time as friends was short but we were still very good friends. My wife and I will miss you. You made a diffrence in my life and I do think God put you in my path for a reason. We love you and will miss you. God bless and prayers 🙏 to you and your family. Michael hang in there my friend. Your mother loves you very much and you and your daughter is all she talked about besides Israel 🇮🇱. I am very sorry for the great loss in your life.

  5. Virginia was our dear sister in the Lord. We have many wonderful memories with her. She was a blessing to be around and was an uplifting type of person who held strong to her Christian convictions. She lived an impactful life on earth and now is receiving her heavenly reward! See you later sister,. May God comfort family and friends in our loss. 💕 Art & Debbie Woods

  6. Wonderful memories of our times in Israel. We never stopped laughing. You were such a great support…and I loved you.
    May your memory be a blessing
    Abigail xxx

  7. We knew Virginia from Rock Church. Her smile and hug were always so welcoming. We are praying for you family during this time of loss. She will be waiting for you in Heaven. Stay close to Jesus.

  8. We all enjoyed talking with Ginny at our Aglow meetings and conventions. Blessed be her memory.
    North dakota Aglow ladies.

  9. Michael and family, I was saddened to hear of Virginia’s illness and subsequent passing. It had been a few years since we last visited and talked of old times while living in Devils Lake and attending IHIF. We all were such a close-knit family; our kids grew up together, we ate together, we played together. We did life together. We had community in Christ. Virginia had the most beautiful singing voice too. I appreciated her dedication to the military and her family. She did life the way I would have wanted to. All of us who knew her will miss her and look forward to our great reunion. Virginia, you were dearly loved!

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