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Loralie Jean Schmitz

November 18, 1931 July 26, 2017
Loralie Jean Schmitz
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Loralie Jean Schmitz, age 85, was born on November 18, 1931, in Alton, IA, the daughter of Leo and Amelia (Biever) Schneider. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1949. After graduation, she attended Commercial College in Mankato, MN and also the College of St. Theresa’s in Winona, MN. Loralie returned to Brewster after college and worked at the bank in Brewster. Loralie married Sylvester Schmitz on April 2, 1956, in Brewster. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She played the organ and worked with the choir for 60 plus years and received a bishop’s medal for her services. Loralie had a beautiful singing voice and would often lead the congregation. She was also a member of the Council of Catholic Women. Loralie was a 70 year member and officer of the Brewster Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corp. and played “Taps” for veteran’s funerals and the Memorial Day program. She loved to sew, read, flowers, bird watching, and watching the Minnesota Twins. Loralie died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Loralie is survived by one daughter, Kay Schmitz of Brewster, MN; one son, Brian (Rosemary) Schmitz of Brewster, MN; two grandchildren, Zack Schmitz (fiancée, Caresse Dalton) and Marty Schmitz (fiancée, Elizabeth Erlandson), and two great grandchildren, Jaden Schmitz and Jaycee Schmitz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Schmitz; her parents, Leo and Amelia Schneider, and a sister, Sybelle Schneider Schmitz.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, MN, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Casket bearers will be Zack Schmitz, Marty Schmitz, Richard Schmitz, Larry Schmitz, David Nelson, Mark Hodapp, Brad Altman, and Mike Kunerth. Honorary bearers will be Caresse Dalton, Elizabeth Erlandson, Jaden Schmitz, and Jaycee Schmitz. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Brewster.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 7/30/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/30/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Prayer service at 7:00pm

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





10:30 AM 7/31/2017 10:30:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

516 10th St
Brewster, MN 56119

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
516 10th St Brewster 56119 MN
United States

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Sacred Heart Cemetery Final Resting Place

Frontier Rd
Brewster, MN 56119

Frontier Rd Brewster 56119 MN
United States

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