Ordelle A. Schmid, age 99

Ordelle A. Schmid, age 99, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her home. She was born April 8, 1918 in New Ulm, MN to Albert and Marie (Inhofer) Flor. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary and High School and a secretarial school in Minneapolis. She worked for a while in Chicago before coming back to New Ulm, where she married Eugene C. Schmid, Sr. on October 16, 1939. While Eugene was serving in WWII, Ordelle was raising 3 young children, the youngest of which would not meet her daddy until she was 18 months old. Following the war, the couple moved to New Prague, where they settled and raised their family. They began snow-birding in Arizona in 1974 and moved permanently back to New Prague in 2008.

Ordelle was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the NPFD Auxiliary, and her Bridge Club. She loved golf, fishing, macramé, and was a beautiful seamstress. She was passionate about classical music and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Ordelle was a woman of great poise and grace and embraced the changes that came into her life, including mastery of the computer. She was on Skype as recently as two days before her death.

Ordelle is survived by her children, Eugene (Sally) Schmid, Jr. of New Prague, Jon (Fern) Schmid of Sun City West, AZ, Lana (Ken) Witt of New Prague, Donna (Guido) Mann of Pinetop, AZ, Brad (Wendy) Schmid of Ham Lake; sister, Phyllis Cooper of Edina; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene on February 6, 2012; grandson, Jeffrey Schmid; granddaughter, Alissa Witt; sister, Arlene Ros-Crum, brother, Dr. Albert Flor.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home with Father Kevin Clinton officiating. Visitation took place from 9:30 to Mass time. Burial was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, followed by lunch at the KC Hall.


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