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Steven Schmidt

Steven D. Schmidt, age 57, of Atwater, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, May 4, near Grove City from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery near Kandiyohi.

Steven Delmer Schmidt was born October 22, 1960, in Windom, Minnesota, the son of Delmer and Evelyn Schmidt. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith in November 1960 and was confirmed in May 1975 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. In 1979, he graduated from Montevideo Senior High School, where he participated in football and wrestling. On August 13, 1988, Steve married Patricia C. Norvell. They lived in Florida for several years before moving to Atwater. Steve was employed as a farm manager for Jennie-O.

Steve enjoyed being outdoors, landscaping and working on his yard. He especially enjoyed the time spent at the family farm. He was also a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota teams and continued his love of football and wrestling by following the ACGC High School teams. Steve was a kind and easy going person. He was loyal to his work, family and friends and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.

He is survived by two daughters: Megan Schmidt (and Jesse Stueber) of Atwater, and Krystal (and Toren) Mohs of Devils Lake, ND; five grandchildren: Brooklyn, Teel, Paislee, Kysen and Greyson; his parents: Delmer and Evie Schmidt of Montevideo; a brother: Thomas Schmidt of Moorhead; three sisters: Jenielle (and Duane) Jensen of Montevideo, Stephanie (and Joe) Schultz of Montevideo, and Stacy (and Larry) Kruger of Ulen; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Patty in 2007; and his grandparents.

Cemetery Details

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
3076 85th Street NE
Kandiyohi, MN, 56251


MAY 11. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Funeral Service

MAY 11. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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To the Schmidt Family,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Steven. I wanted to reach out to let you know that MADD, and myself, are here for any support and resources you may need. Please don't hesitate to contact me at megan.helberg@madd.org should you be interested in any additional support.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Megan Helberg

Megan Helberg Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM

Delmer, Evie & Family-Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I was shocked when I read about the accident in the Mpls. Tribune yesterday and had to call Gary right away to confirm it was your Steve. May all your wonderful memories be a comfort to you and overshadow the sorrow.Dale & Sandee Sanden

Sandee Sanden - May 07 at 11:19 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Schmidt family, I'm so sorry about Steve. Our prayers for comfort are with you. May you cherish the memories you have of Steve and find comfort in them. Thinking of all of you at this time.Judy and Kevin TeBeest

Judy tebeest - May 07 at 07:20 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To all the Schmidt Family,I am so sorry to hear this. My heart is heavy for all of you. He was a good friend.

Janet Nokleby - May 07 at 07:46 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Healing Tears - Blue and White was purchased for the family of Steven D. Schmidt.

May 08 at 11:01 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I was lucky to have worked with him at McDonald's for 7 years. Here's to a safe journey to be with his Creator.

Jolene - May 08 at 11:23 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you as you grieve the death of your loved one! God bless,Robin Paulson Nova-Tech Engineering employee

Robin Paulson - May 08 at 12:49 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so very, very sorry to hear about Steve.... Words cannot express how difficult this must be. You are all in my prayers. I know that his light and spirit will be with all of you.

Sarah Rodeberg - May 08 at 02:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your son's death. It is the most difficult thing a parent must go through...the loss of a child. Please find comfort in his memories, his being, his life.Thinking of you and sending my love as you say goodbye to your special loved one.Judy Olson Moe

Judy Olson Moe - May 08 at 04:48 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our hearts ache for all of you. A tragic loss is unexplainable and hard to understand. Know that we are thinking of all of you during this very difficult time. Steve was one of those guys that was so considerate and kind. Lots of hugs and lots of love from Kevin and Jill Radermacher

)ill - May 08 at 08:46 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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