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Frances Schmitt

Frances Schmitt

Funeral Mass for Frances Schmitt, 85, of Fargo, ND formerly of Dickinson will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Patrick Schumacher celebrating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Dickinson.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, with a Rosary and Vigil Service being held at 7:00 p.m. at the Stevenson Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.

Frances Schmitt, formerly of New England ND, and Dickinson ND, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Bethany Home in Fargo, ND under the care of hospice.

Frances was born in New England ND and grew up and attended school there. She married Francis "Joe" Schmitt on November 10, 1947. They farmed and ranched West of New England until moving to Dickinson in 1986. Frances was active in church and community activity too numerous to list. She especially enjoyed pinochle, bowling, quilting, embroidery and travel.

Frances will be missed by her children Derald "Butch" (Sally) Schmitt of Springfield, MO, Charlene (Ron) Goethke of Arlington, MN, Lida (Dan) Deutsch of Fargo, ND, Lyle (Sheila) Schmitt of Gillette, WY, Cornella "Cory" (Blaine +) Basol of Fargo, ND and Brenda (Paul) Haaland of Mandan, ND; grandchildren, Regina (Pete) Bushey, John (Susan) Deutsch, Paul Deutsch, Thomas Goethke, Robyn (Josh) Johnson, Sandi, Shelly and Stacy Schmitt, Crystal Samuel, Seraphina Basol, Robert, Joseph, Michael, James and Quintin Haaland and 10 great-grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her sister Johana Zauner; brother Peter "Tony" Urlacher and brother-in-law Frank Zauner, Anton Miller, Tom Lue and Andy Fiest.

She was preceeded in death by her husband Joe, all of his brothers, sisters and spouses, save one. Her sisters Alvina Lue, Pauline "Josie" Miller, sister-in-law Frances Urlacher and son-in-law Blaine Basol.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory

Dickinson, ND