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Service: River Valley Church, 722 Ravine Street, Faribault
  Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault
  Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.

LeRoy Schmidtke, age 66 of Faribault, died on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be at River Valley Church, 722 Ravine Street, Faribault on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

LeRoy, the son of Erwin and Eva (Rosenau) Schmidtke was born on September 28, 1946 in Faribault. He married Jean Ann (Hausen) Schmidtke on November 28, 1969 in Morristown. He was formerly employed as a union taper and he owned and operated Schmidtke & Sons Drywall, Faribault for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; five children, Dale C. (and Sandra) Schmidtke, Jeffrey Schmidtke, Diana Schmidtke (and Joe Lange), Debra (and Shawn) Hogate and Lee (and Jenny) Schmidtke all of Faribault; 20 grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan & Raechel Schmidtke, Jennifer & Jessica Schmidtke, Jamie, Michael, Tyler & Derek Schmidtke, Shawna, Megan, Trisha & Jonathon Vold, Matthew (and Lexi Dotterwech), Nicholas, Danielle, Zachariah & Tyler Hogate, Joshua & Catherine Schmidtke; three great grandchildren, Paige Sallstrom, Liam and Jackson LeRoy Hogate; five siblings, Irene Fritsche of Faribault, Jim (and Caroline) Schmidtke of Faribault, Diane Schmidtke of Owatonna, Brenda Budde of Ellendale and David (and Terry) Schmidtke of Owatonna; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Layne Schmidtke; four siblings, Pattie Voelker, Norbert Schmidtke, Jerry Schmidtke and Donald Schmidtke.


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Name: Allen Salveson
Email: pam_allne@charter.net
Date: Sunday April 14, 2013


My prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Tom , Judy Simons
Email: tljesimons@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday April 06, 2013


Our hearts go out to the family. We are so sorry for your loss, may God comfort your hearts and be with you all at this difficult time.

Name: Diane (Bloomquist) Flom
Email: Dianeflom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday April 04, 2013


So sorry for your loss. Although it has been many years, my children, LaShell and Jason, played in the old 14th Street neighborhood with Leroy and Jeans children, and always had a lot of kids to play with. Take comfort in knowing Leroy is with loved ones in heaven and is in the hands of Jesus. With sincere sympathy, your old neighbor Diane

Name: Lisa (Bussert) Charlton
Email: lncharlton_1@msn.com
Date: Wednesday April 03, 2013


I will always remember the New Years Eve get-togethers my parents, Nate & I had with your family & what a stinker Roy always was, picking on us kids. He always had a smile on his face & he was always talkative. All the times you & Roy got together with us out on the farm too, those were good times to never be forgotten! Roy will be missed, but never forgotten! I am saying added prayers for you all, knowing that you are going through so much right now just breaks my heart! May God be with you all.

Name: Ava Williams
Email: wmslanding@unitelc.com
Date: Tuesday April 02, 2013


We can never be separated from those we love because God leaves us with memories to hold and love that doesn't pass away. And in time we realize that our loved one lives on- not only in heaven but within our heart. Thinking of you, Bob and Ava Williams

Name: Tammy Williamette
Email: williamette00@yahoo.com
Date: Monday April 01, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this diffcult time. We used to be neighbors and would always enjoy seeing him ride up and down the sidewalks with his grandkids on his red wheelchair. He was a very nice man to talk to all the time also. He would always like to start up the conversation and always made time for what you had to say. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Name: Lil Schalow
Email: lschalow1952@gmail.com
Date: Monday April 01, 2013


My prays and thoughts are there with all of yous. Remembering all the good times we had both in Minnesota and when yous can here to Arizona. God picked the rose he needed from your garden to place on His table. Rest in Peace Roy. Any of you need me call me. Love to all Aunt Lil

Name: Dale & Christine Chambers
Email: cdchambers@charter.net
Date: Sunday March 31, 2013


We are so sorry about the suffering your family is enduring. When we lived across the street from you, we saw first hand what a fantastic father and grandfather Leroy was. We used to sit and look out the window and watch him teaching the grandkids how to drive the truck or the lawn mower.....or whatever other contraptions he had come up with:) What wonderful memories he made for those kids, hold on to those memories, and God Bless you!