Ann Schmidt, 1920-2015

Published 9:27 am Thursday, May 28, 2015

Funeral services for Ann Schmidt will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Timothy T. Reker will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today as well as one hour prior to the service Friday. Interment will be in Freeborn Cemetery.

Ann Schmidt

Ann Schmidt

Amelia “Ann” Schmidt, 94, of Worthington died Monday, May 25, 2015, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1920, to Rose (Kulink) and Michael Sabinash near Buchanan, North Dakota. She grew up and attended country school near Spiritwood, North Dakota.

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Ann married Philip Cichos on Aug. 24, 1939, at Windsor, North Dakota. They came to Minnesota and farmed near Easton. Later, they moved to Freeborn where they farmed as well. She moved to Worthington in 1965 and worked at Campbell’s Soup Co. until she retired.

She married Arvin Schmidt on June 24, 1969.

In her free time, Ann enjoyed tending her flowers, doing puzzles, creating intricate embroidery and reading books. With a smile on her face, Ann was a fearless lady with great sense of humor.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Arvin Schmidt; children Janice Kalbow of Hartland and Eugene Cichos (Laurie) of Freeborn; grandchildren Lynn Somage (Michael) of Hartland and Kerry Kalbow (special friend, Rhonda Wenzel) of Hartland, Marni Esse (Jason) of Janesville, Matt Cichos (Marsha) of Waseca and Molly Tuttrup (Matt) of Waseca; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; stepchildren Arvin ‘Chip’ Schmidt Jr. (Patty), Bruce (Debbie) Schmidt, Carla Daly and Cami Schmidt all of Rochester; 11 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Dent of Renton, Washington; and longtime friend, Jan Deboom of Worthington,.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents; son, Bill Cichos; son-in-law, Bob Kalbow; stepdaughter, Carmen Rathke; and several brothers and sisters.