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Redwood Falls Gazette
  • Monica Schmitz

  • Monica Caroline (Goche) Schmitz, 70, formerly of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and Springfield passed away April 14, 2013 at her home, surrounded by family.
    Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 20 at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church in Shakopee. Internment was Sunday, April 21 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria.
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  • Monica Caroline (Goche) Schmitz, 70, formerly of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and Springfield passed away April 14, 2013 at her home, surrounded by family.
    Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 20 at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church in Shakopee.  Internment was Sunday, April 21 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria.  
    Monica was born April 11, 1943 in Seaforth to Walter and Adeline (Gorres) Goche. She attended schools in Wabasso and New Ulm.
    Monica was united in marriage to Verne F. Schmitz of Springfield on January 15, 1963. They were blessed with four children:  Lee, Daphne, Vonnie and Lonn.  
    She spent much of her life raising their four children and assisting with farming and bookkeeping duties on their Century farm.
    Monica did much volunteering of her time for numerous church and community events including blood drives, extension groups and fundraisers of which she was often coordinator, officer or president.  
    She enjoyed attending her children’s school and sporting events and spent many hours gardening and canning for her family.
    Her personal hobbies included reading, bird watching, golfing and finding gifts for their six grandchildren.
    Monica had worked for many years in various bookkeeping positions but worked most recently in Alexandria at Bethel Manor where she was Events Coordinator.
    She enjoyed interacting with the residents while fulfilling her responsibilities which included planning and scheduling events for the elderly residents, such as boat rides, fishing expeditions, interactive games, exercise sessions, birthday and holiday parties.  
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Verne Schmitz, son Lee of Minnesota and his children Logan and Layton, daughter Daphne Schmitz and husband Behzad (Ben) Sheikhpour of Minnesota, daughter Vonnie and husband Curtis Wareham of Iowa and their children Skyler, Calli, and Caden, and son Lonn and wife Michele of Minnesota and their child Elijah.  She is also survived by her sister Joyce and husband Gene Burghardt of Alexandria, niece Grace Burghardt, niece Beth Telander and her family, and numerous cousins.  
    Monica was preceded in death by her parents.  May she (wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend) rest in peace.

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