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.
Online guestbook atwww.boulgerfuneralhome.com.