Shirley J. Schmidt -- Rochester

January 4, 2019

Ms. Schmidt, 77, of Rochester, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at her residence, where she resided with her daughter, Brenda, for the past 10 years.

Shirley was born July 8, 1941, in Salem Corners, to Rudy and Clara Strain.

Shirley married the father of her children, Allison J. Schmidt of Rochester, in 1964, and later divorced.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Schmidt of Rochester; a son, Dion Schmidt of Kasson; two grandchildren: grandson, Corey Schmidt of Rochester, and granddaughter, Felicia Nelson of Austin; two great-grandchildren, Kloey and Avery Nelson, both of Austin.

Shirley loved the outdoors, camping and boating, watching and listening to birds, cooking and spending time with her loving family.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy Harold Strain and Clara Margaret (Bakken) Strain of Spooner, Wis.; and a sister, Dorothy Ann Vagt of Rochester.

There will be a celebration of life for Shirley between noon and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at her daughter’s residence.

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