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Minnie Hilda (Kuester) Schmidt

Jun 12, 2021

Jan. 9, 1928 – May 30, 2021

Minnie Hilda (Kuester)

Schmidt of Towner, North

Dakota was born January

9, 1928, in Loyal, Wiscon-

sin to Gustav and Emma

(Bakeberg) Kuester, the

9th of 11 children. She

died suddenly on Sun-

day, May 30, 2021 at the

age of 93 years at the

home of her grand-

daughter in Carrington,

North Dakota.

Minnie was raised in

the home of her parents in

Loyal and graduated from

high school there, the

class of 1945. On June 15,

1946, she was united in

marriage to Henry

Schmidt in Loyal,

Wisconsin. They made

their home in Wisconsin

for sixteen years before

moving to Towner, North

Dakota. To this union,

they were blessed with 5

children. A loving wife,

mother, grandmother and

homemaker, Minnie also

worked outside the home

working at Winger Cheese

and Mummert’s grocery

store, later she and Henry

owned and operated

Prairie Chef’s Catering

Service. The couple’s

love for children took new

dimensions hosting many

foreign exchange students

over the years and foster

parenting for 16 years.

Minnie and Henry were

charter members of Faith

Lutheran Church in


Survivors include sons,

Charles (RoseMary) of

Caldwell, Kansas, and Jer-

ry (Pamela) of Pensacola,

Florida; daughters, Kath-

leen Kittleson of Bot-

tineau, LuAnn (Arvin)

Goter of Woodworth and

Merrie Schmidt of Town-

er; 13 grandchildren; 37

great-grandchildren; 4


a sister-in-law, Isla Kues-

ter of Mayville, Wiscon-

sin; other relatives and

friends. She was preced-

ed in death by her hus-

band (December 23,

2001); a grandson, Phillip

Schwalbe; 2


Matthew Schwalbe and

Nickalle Elhers; all her si-

blings; and her parents.

Funeral services were

held at1:00 p.m. Saturday,

June 5th at Faith Lutheran

Church, Towner with

burial to follow in the

Union Cemetery, Towner.

Pastor Daryl Rothchild,


Organist: Laurie Rub-


Honorary Bearers:

Sarah Schwalbe, Jerry

Schmidt, II, Jonathan

Schmidt, Codi Kuss, Gay-

lene Mittleider, Julie Fer-

nandes, Katie Kerchner &

Bobbi Leighton.

Casket Bearers: Ken

Schwalbe, Anthony

Schwalbe, Timothy

Schwalbe, Andrew Goter,

Brent Kuss, George

Mittleider & Sam Leighton

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner. Online regis-




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