Marjorie Ruth Schmidt, age 90, of Vergas, MN, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral service for Marjorie will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Vergas United Methodist Church. Burial will be made at the Vergas Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Vergas United Methodist church and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Marjorie was born October 6, 1924 in Newport, TN, to Hagen and Zula (McGuffie) Loveday. The family moved to White Pine, TN, where Marjorie attended school. The family eventually moved to Morristown, TN. In 1942, during WWII, Marjorie worked in Alcoa, TN, at a defense plant that produced aluminum products. She continued this work until 1945, when she married Warren "Bud" Gilbert Schmidt. The couple was married May 12, 1945 in Maryville, TN. They moved to Hondo Field, TX, for a short time before making their home in St. Paul, MN. They raised 4 children: Gerald, Jeffty, Sheila and Shelley. She worked for the Mounds View School District #621 from 1962 to1966. From 1967 to 1972, during the Vietnam War, she worked for the Twin Cities Arsenal. In 1977, Marjorie took a job with Professional Systems contracted through IBM. She did this until 1980, when the couple moved to Vergas, MN.
Marjorie enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Vergas United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's group, and the Legion/VFW Auxiliary.
Marjorie is survived by 4 children: Gerald (Betty) Schmidt of Grand Forks and Jeffty (Jayne) Schmidt of Alexandria, MN Sheila (Val) Bruhn of East Grand Forks and Shelley (Keith) Bunkowske of Vergas; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; husband, Warren "Bud"; 1 granddaughter; 3 brothers: one at infancy, James and Clyde; and 2 sisters: Kathleen Atkins and Blanche Rogers.