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Published February 09, 2014, 12:00 AM

Daniel O. Schmidt

Daniel O. Schmidt, 72 of West Fargo, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health in Fargo.

Daniel was born on February 27, 1941 in Bradford, Illinois to Henry and Nellie (Gerard) Schmidt. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Wild Rice, ND. Following high school, Daniel served in the US Army from 1960-1963. On December 12, 1964 he married Grace Grindeland at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo.

Daniel O. Schmidt

Daniel O. Schmidt, 72 of West Fargo, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health in Fargo.

Daniel was born on February 27, 1941 in Bradford, Illinois to Henry and Nellie (Gerard) Schmidt. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Wild Rice, ND. Following high school, Daniel served in the US Army from 1960-1963. On December 12, 1964 he married Grace Grindeland at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo.

Daniel spent the first years of his employment working as a heavy equipment operator and a steel fabricator. He later worked as a farmer for several years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending demolition derbies, following his son, Don around the country for “mud runs” and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia and sister-in-law, Betty Gust Schmidt.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Grace of West Fargo; daughter, Lisa (John) Seely of Casselton, ND; sons, Mark Schmidt of Fargo and Don Schmidt of Fargo; grandchildren, Jess and Tawni Seely; siblings, Donald (Ardella) Schmidt of Devore, CA, Fred Schmidt of Fargo, James (Darla) Schmidt of Kenniwick, WA, S. Mary Schmidt of Rock Island, IL, RuthAnne (Andy) Richard of Fargo, Patricia (Kenneth) Bernier of Fargo and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Sunday, February 9th from 4-6 pm at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Horace, ND and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Prayer Service: Sunday at 6:00 pm at the church.

Funeral Mass: Monday, February 10th at 10:00 am at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Horace.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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