|4/22/2014 10:04:00 AM|
Lois K. Schmidt
Lois Kathleen Schmidt, 84, of Cokato passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Buffalo Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 21.
She is survived by children, Patty Gabbert of Howard Lake, Mary (Duane) Melquist of Cokato, Donnie (Shelly) Hansch of Baxter, Susan Johnson of Buffalo and John (Shannon) Schmidt of Ramsey; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Starkey of Nisswa and Tom Starkey of Monticello; sister, Delores Ridley of Spokane, Wash.; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Ralph Akins and Roderic "Tony" Schmidt; her parents; son, David Akins, daughter, Barbara Etteldorf; son-in-laws, Paul Gabbert, Jay Johnson and Jerry Etteldorf and great- grandsons, Brandon and Dylan Gabbert.
She was born April 3, 1930, in Maple Lake and is the daughter of Emery and Hildegard Wurm Starkey.
Lois was formerly employed at General Mills and at Lakedale Telephone Company. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.
Casket bearers: Damon Mel-quist, Justin Gabbert, Jordan Johnson, Dylan Schmidt, David Starkey and Barin Hansch
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