Joann Schmidt, age 88, of Glencoe, Minnesota, formerly of Hector, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Allen Schmidt, son of Joann, age 57, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Hector, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Celebration of Life for Joann and Allen will be held Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., at the Glencoe City Center in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Joann (Condon) Schmidt was born on November 16, 1933, to William and Margaret (Schoen) Condon in Raymond, Minnesota. She received her education in Raymond, Minnesota, and graduated from Raymond High School. Joann continued her education at St. Cloud State University and received her degree in Elementary Education. In her early teaching career, she taught in Chokio and Olivia, Minnesota, and later transferred to Hector, Minnesota, where she taught most of her career.
On June 16, 1961, Joann was united in marriage to Earl Schmidt. The couple resided in Hector, where they raised their 3 children; Allen, Carol, and Loreen. She frequently had many of the neighborhood kids at her home and was always prepared with her homemade popsicles and chocolate chip cookies.
She loved to craft and learned the art of crochet from her Mother, and was known for giving out her embroidered cards for the holidays. After retirement, the couple became “Winter Texans,” and spent the winter months at Palm Shadows RV Parks.
Joann passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the age of 88 at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Blessed be her memory.
Joann is survived by her:
Children, Carol (Brad) Eggersgluess,
Loreen (James) Schroepfer;
Grandchildren, Tashia (Devin) Nicholson, Kayleigh (Mitchell) Kleinschmidt, Izzy and Addy Eggersgluess, Kaitlyn (Mason) Heine, Courtney (Jake) Burr, Austin Schroepfer, Brianna (Zach) Thorpe, Cheyenne (Aaron) Dotson;
Great-Grandchildren, Norah, Iris & Everett Nicholson, Cece Kleinschmidt, Weston Heine, Maverick Burr, Kairi Thorpe;
Step-Great-Grandchildren, Kyndra, Blake & Logan Dotson;
Siblings and In-laws, Robert Condon, Gene Condon and his wife, Maxine, Barb Peik and her husband, Chuck, Lloyd Schmidt and his wife, Pat, Judy Schumann and her husband, Dale, Ruth Fredrickson, Ronald “Ron” Sell;
Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives, and Friends.
Joann was preceded in death by her Husband, Earl Schmidt; Son, Allen Schmidt; Parents, William and Margaret Condon; Parents-in-law, Herman and Elsie Schmidt; Sisters, Peggy Horky and her husband, Roger, Marylou Schorn and her husband, Jake; Brother-in-law, Robert Fredrickson; Sisters-in-law, Dee Condon, Jan Condon, Eileen Gratz and her husband, Richard, Marilyn Sell.
Greg Gabriel says
Mrs. Schmidt was my third grade teacher in Hector and taught me cursive writing and multiplication tables. Thanks, Mrs. Schmidt!
Polly Amsden says
She was my 2nd grade teacher. I remember if you left your shoes or boots out of your locker she would hide them on you. Thank you for being an educator
My sympathies to all of you! I will always remember the yarn octopus that you put on the bed, that she made and Allen gave me for a bday gift back in like 1st grade. Also her substituting in some of my classes. Sharon Fank Midtling
Georganne Ewer Danielson says
Mrs. Schmidt was my second grade teacher at Hector Community School. I will never forget her reaction to the over the intercom announcement that President John F. Kennedy has been shot. She was a wonderful teacher. Prayers for her family and friends.
Judy Peik says
Mrs. Schmidt was my 3rd grade teacher. I had my appendix out that year and she had all the kids in my class write me a letter!! My sympathy to the family…She was a great teacher…
Ann Eckberg says
Rest in peace, Joann. Your work here is done. Prayers and thoughts to her family.
Joann was not only my 1st grade teacher, she was a wonderful neighbor who took in this little blondie and treated me as family. I’m so grateful I got to see her at Katelyn’s wedding. Sending my thoughts and prayers Rene and Carol.
Jenny Lind Loughrey
Julie Hallquist says
So sorry. She was a great lady.
Jay Hoekstra says
My sympathy to Joann’s family. I remember teaching with Joann at Hector. Carol and Loreen, hold on to your memories of your mom, they will bring comfort in the days ahead.
Jackee Fountain says
Joann was a long-time and special patron of the Glencoe Public Library. She was always friendly and sweet and appreciative. Blessings and comfort to her family.
Stefanie Bacon says
I am sending my sympathy and prayers ? to my brother Jim and his wife Renee in the loss of her Mother and Brother may they rest in peace
Jennifer Schmidt says
RIP Aunt Jo. I’ll always remember her patience along, with the chocolate marshmallow ice cream after a trip to the pool in Hector.
Peace to my cousin Allen.
Mary (Peterson) Bradley says
My deepest sympathies. Joann was my 5th grade teacher and I remember my mom coming home from parent/teacher conferences a bit embarrassed because Mrs. Schmidt had commented on how wonderful my doodling was on my homework. So glad she appreciated my artistic abilities, even if my mom didn’t! I am saddened to hear that Allen has passed, too. I didn’t know he lived only a couple of hours from me in CO. I would have made an effort to visit. Both of them will be missed.