Private Family Graveside Services were held for Dale Schmidt, age 75 of Perham, Minnesota at Spruce Grove Union Cemetery, rural Frazee, Minnesota. A Public Celebration of Life with Full Military Honors will be held for Dale in the Spring of 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to Spruce Grove Union Cemetery, Frazee, Minnesota.
Dale Edward Schmidt, aka “Granpa Hon” was born on October 10, 1945 in Perham, Minnesota. His parents were the late Benno Joseph and Elsie May (Zobrosky) Schmidt. Dale attended the Perham High School in Perham, Minnesota. He served in the United States Army from October 16, 1962 to April 16, 1964. On April 17, 1964 Dale re-enlisted in the United State Army and was honorably discharged on April 12, 1966.
On April 21, 1967 Dale was united in marriage with Judy Ellen Thompson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Perham. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Brian, Cheryl and Mark. Dale was employed with Underground Contractors in Perham as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed time at the Sportsman Club and teaching gun safety and snowmobile safety for many years. On July 5, 2017 Judy passed away.
Dale passed away peacefully at his home in rural Perham on November 11, 2020 at 75 years of age. He will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Dale in death were his parents; sister, Ruth Price; brothers: Jim, Jack and Bruce Schmidt.
Dale is survived by his 3 children: Brian Schmidt of Perham; Cheryl (Bret) Hanson of St. Louis Park; Mark Schmidt of Perham; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings: Charles “Bud” (Anna) Schmidt of Hawley; Eugene (Linda) Schmidt of Roseville; Judy (Joe) Whetung of Puyallup, Washington; Dennis (Sue) Schmidt of Coquille, Oregon; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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