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Published January 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Earl Schmitz

Earl Schmitz, 87, of Oakes, ND, passed away January 25, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Oakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Earl Douglas, son of Peter and Edith (Anderson) Schmitz was born on June 28, 1926 at Crete, North Dakota. He attended Divide #4 Country School, and then started farming. Earl served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, from June 12, 1945 to November 12, 1946. After his discharge he returned to the Oakes area, where he farmed his entire life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Earl will always be remembered as a very hard worker.

Earl Schmitz

Earl Schmitz, 87, of Oakes, ND, passed away January 25, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Oakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Earl Douglas, son of Peter and Edith (Anderson) Schmitz was born on June 28, 1926 at Crete, North Dakota. He attended Divide #4 Country School, and then started farming. Earl served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, from June 12, 1945 to November 12, 1946. After his discharge he returned to the Oakes area, where he farmed his entire life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Earl will always be remembered as a very hard worker.

He is survived by his siblings, June (Robert) Olson, Floyd (Ginny) Schmitz and Richard Schmitz all of Oakes, Grant Schmitz, Fisher, MN, Betty Johnson, Fargo, ND, and Russell (Sherri) Schmitz of Texas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, LuVerne and Marvin, two sisters-in-law, Verna Schmitz and Laverne Schmitz, and one brother-in-law, Jack Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by his funeral at 2:30 at the First Presbyterian Church, Oakes. Burial will be at the Oakes View Cemetery. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com

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