Francis D. Schmidthuber, 64, Emmons

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 4, 2004

The funeral service for Francis D. Schmidthuber, of Emmons, will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, at Emmons Lutheran Church. The Rev. Julie Fiske will officiate. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Emmons. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before service at the church. Military honors will be accorded by the Emmons American Legion.

Francis died June 1, 2004, at his home in Emmons. He was 64 years old.

Francis was born in Emmons on Nov. 4, 1939, the son of Horace and Charlotte (Larsen) Schmidthuber. He graduated from Emmons High School.

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Francis was married to Sharon Thompson on Dec. 31, 1963, at the Emmons Lutheran Church. He had been a resident of Emmons all his life. Francis served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Emmons Lutheran Church where he had been very active.

Francis had been a USDA Meat Inspector for 33 years with Wilson & Co, Albert Lea, and Hormel, Austin. He also farmed with his father for many years. Francis was a member of the American Legion in Emmons. He was very active in the community and enjoyed helping others. Francis enjoyed restoring old tractors. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and spending time doing all sorts of farm work, snowmobiling and especially working in his garden.

Francis’ greatest love was his family and was very involved with his grandchildren.

Francis is survived by his three children: Darren Schmidthuber of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jason Schmidthuber and wife Amy of Denver, Colo., and Melissa Arispe of Mason City, Iowa; mother, Charlotte Schmidthuber of Lake Mills, Iowa; grandchildren: Kennedy and Lyv Arispe of Mason City, Iowa; sisters: Diane (Leo) Kennedy of Kansas City, Kan., and Sue (Don) Longhurst of Grinnell, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Francis was preceded in death by his father; and wife, Sharon.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him so dearly.