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Lonny Schmidt, 1937-2015

Graveside Services for Lonny J. Schmidt of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kristen Venne will officiate.

Lonny died on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at New Richland Care Center in New Richland where he had been a resident for more than four years. He was 77.

Lonny Schmidt

Lonny Schmidt

He was born on Nov. 29, 1937, in Walters, the son of B. Henry and Eva (Katzung) Schmidt. He was a graduate of Albert Lea High School.

Lonny had worked for Universal Tire Warehouse in Albert Lea for more than 25 years.

He liked to ride his motorcycle, watch boxing and was an avid weightlifter. He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Twins. He appreciated the small things in life such as his nightly bowl of popcorn.

He is survived by his sister, Marian, and her husband, Clair Dahl, of Ellendale; nephew, Ted  Dahl, and his wife, Lyn, of Pine City; niece, Sherry, and her husband, Randy Schott, of Ellendale; great-nieces: Alison (Matt) Maas and Candy (Nate) Ruch; great-nephew, Jeremiah (Michelle) Underland; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.