GERALD H. SCHMIDTKE

Gerald

Gerald H. Schmidtke, age 65, of Faribault died on Monday, September 6, 2010 in Apple Valley, surrounded by his family.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen, officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

A memorial visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Gerald Henry, the son of Erwin and Eva (Rosenau) Schmidtke was born on December 4, 1944 in Faribault. He was employed by Despatch Industries, Lakeville for many years.

He is survived by Janna M. Smith of Apple Valley whom he raised; Janna’s children, Izabella, Sophia and Andrew; six siblings, Irene Fritsche of Faribault, Jim (and Carolyn) Schmidtke of Faribault, Leroy (and Jean) Schmidtke of Faribault, David (and Terry) Schmidtke of Owatonna, Diane Schmidtke (and Richard Prokopec) of Waterville and Brenda Budde (and Les Imker) of Ellendale.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Norbert and Donald Schmidtke; and one sister, Patricia Voelker.

 

 


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Name: Kevin
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Date: Friday September 10, 2010

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Gerry was my co-worker for 27 years at Despatch in Lakeville. His passing is shocking! He worked every weekend and every hour of Overtime! Whenever I worked the weekends,Gerry would always be there. I worked for 19 days straight back in March this year.I came in on Sunday and he said," but you never come in on Sunday? " Gerry was there seven days a week. He told me many stories about the "old days" on the job and all the shenanigans they pulled. He always had a story to tell. Gerry will be missed!! Godbless You Gerry

Name: Laurie
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Date: Wednesday September 08, 2010

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To Janna, My you find comfort in knowing that you were there to love, support, provide care and comfort for Jerry in his final months. I hope that I was able to offer you support and friendship during those difficult times. The world is a better place because there are caring and compassionate people like you. I will always remember the time we all went to the casino and our nice long visit over dinner with Jerry, I just wish the fishing trip could have worked out. I hope you will always find comfort in knowing how much he loved you and your kids and what a source of pride you were to him. Love, Laurie & Lenny

Name: RODNEY L. HEIKKILA
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Date: Wednesday September 08, 2010

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WORKED WITH JERRY AND JIMMY FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS AT DESPATCH IND. SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING.