Lorraine Schmidt was wonderful cook


Funeral services for Lorraine A. Schmidt, 86, of Herreid were held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Herreid Baptist Church.  The Rev. Donald Hill of Herreid Assembly of God Church officiated and Rev. Brandon Jones delivered the opening prayer.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Herreid.

Lorraine died April 2, 2012 at her home.
Lorraine A. Bauer, daughter of Reinhold and Louise (Knoepfle) Bauer was born June 1, 1925, on the family homestead east of Herreid.  This is where she grew up while attending Bryant School through eighth grade, then graduating from Herreid High School with the class of 1943.  Lorraine had the honor of being Herreid’s Homecoming carnival queen in high school.  After graduation, Lorraine taught country school in Campbell County for one year.

She was united in marriage to Walter Schmidt on Jan. 1, 1946, in the Herreid Congregational Church, sharing 66 years together.  They made their home on his family homestead farm one mile north and three miles east of Herreid where they were general farmers raising small grains and livestock.  In 1978 they moved into Herreid where they continued to farm from town for many years.

Lorraine loved her time with her granddaughters and especially her great-granddaughter.  She was a wonderful cook for her family and enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, quilting, gardening and flowers.

Lorraine attended Herreid Baptist Church and was a former member of Herreid Congregational Church where she served as a pianist for many years.

 Lorraine is survived by her husband, Walter; one son, Tim (Sheila) Schmidt of Herreid; four grandchildren, Naomi Schmidt and Christi Jo Schmidt, both of Herreid, Jessica (Jamie) Allbee of Watertown and Jimmie Lynn Schmidt of Harrisburg; one great-granddaughter, Linnea Allbee; and one brother, Albert (Mildred) Bauer of Aberdeen.

 She was preceded in death by her eight-year-old daughter, Pamela in 1958; her parents; five brothers, Alvin, Edwin, Jake, Godfred, and Otto; and three sisters, Bertha, Tillie, and Esther.

Honorary casket bearers were Lorraine’s niece and nephews, Birthday Club, Lorraine’s best friends for over 60 years, Violet Martin, Florence “Nook” Ritter, Violet Berndt, Carol Schick, Bernice Goehring, Richard and Judy Volzke, Betty Vander Vorst, and all her friends and family.

 The casket bearers were Cory Bauer of Bismarck, N.D., Alton Bauer of Herreid, Randy Bauer of Mina, Gary Heinrich of New Port, Minn., Ray Martin of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Pete Peters of Poplar, Wis.

 The reading of Lorraine’s obituary was by Rev. LaRue Goetz, private words of comfort to the family were by Rev. Jimmy Hall, and poetry reading and special music were by Rev. Clarence Schultz. The pianist was Marilyn Schaefbauer, special music was by the Martin Sisters and the ushers were Donley Schaeffer and Lloyd Kusler.

 Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka was entrusted with arrangements.

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