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Thelma R. Schmitmeyer, 89

May 10, 2013

Thelma R. Schmitmeyer, 89, of Minster, died 10:26 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen.  She was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Osgood to the late Fred and Mary (Synck) Bohman.

She married Henry Schmitmeyer on May 10, 1944.  Henry preceded her in death on March 30, 1986.  

She is survived by six children; Judy and Jan Frericks, Minster; Ron and Irma (Homan) Schmitmeyer, New Bremen; Mary Jo Granger, Minster; Dale and Sandy (Schoen) Schmitmeyer, Minster; Dave and Marge (Borchers) Schmitmeyer, Minster; Susan and Mark Bornhorst, Minster; 14 grandchildren; Tess and Steve Abbott; Rod and Holly Frericks; Brice and Brook Schmitmeyer; Carrie and Jason Becker; Aaron and Jayne Schmitmeyer; Jessica and Darrel Reese; Burke and Amy Jo Granger; Justin and Missy Schmitmeyer; Holly and Freddie Johnson; Andy and Jenna Schmitmeyer; John Schmitmeyer; Troy and Mandy Bornhorst; Maria and Joel Mendes; Valerie and Dustin Gardner; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law  Verena Bohman, Coldwater; Velma (Schmitmeyer) Wellman, Coldwater; and Alberta Schmitmeyer, Minster.  

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Catherine Bohman; Hedwig and Dick Mescher; Alfred and Catherine Bohman; Otmer and Agnes Bohman; Dorena and Aloys Knapke; Hilda and Elmer Kremer; Elmer Bohman; Adrian Bohman; Maurice and Olivia Bohman;   Henry’s brothers and sisters Leander and Elsie Schmitmeyer; Mathilda and Clem Poeppelman and Frank Albers; Rosa and Joe Enneking; Albert and Clara Schmitmeyer; Leona Schmieder; Henrietta and Herman Hoying; Clara and Edwin Schmiesing; Elsie and Elmer Borgert; Fred Schmitmeyer; Bernard Wellman and Marie and Greg Holdheide.  

She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, St. Augustine Ladies Sodality and Minster FOE. #1391Auxilary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, Celebrant.  

Friends may call  from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tri County Visiting Nurses and Minster Life Squad.   

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