Dolores Schmidt

Dolores E. Schmidt, 86, of Rushford, Minn., died Friday, April 13, 2012 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Dolores was born May 2, 1925 to Frank and Martha (Burmester) Bolduan in Caledonia, Minn. On Sept. 5, 1945, she was united in marriage to Melvin “Bud” Schmidt. Following Bud’s discharge from the Navy, they farmed until 1959 when they moved to Rushford.  In Rushford, Dolores and Bud were active members of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Dolores worked as a clerk in the Rushford Post Office for 27 years. She loved traveling with her husband as a passenger on his motorcycle and later in their motor home.  Bud passed away March 13, 1995.  Dolores dearly loved her family and was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Dolores is survived by her children, Gerald (Sandy) Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo.; Richard (Amy) Schmidt, New Richmond, Wis. and Jan Deen (Mitchell) Bublitz,  Houston; son-in-law, Doug Rislove, Rushford; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, Burton (Joyce) Bolduan, Caledonia; three sisters, Marcile Kuecker, Alice (Donald) Diersen, both of Caledonia and Verna (Gordon) Gerdes of Ridgeway; and sister-in-law, Arlys Bolduan, Caledonia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud; parents; daughter, JoAnn Rislove; brother, Roland and infant brother, Frank Bolduan Jr.; and brother-in-law, Mervin Kuecker.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 19 at St. Mark Lutheran Church with the Reverend Merlin Stephan officiating.  Visitation will be 4-8, Wednesday at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the funeral.  Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hokah.

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