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Services Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown
  Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Visitation Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m.
  and at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to service

Dora M. Schmidtke, age 86, of Morristown, died on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Chase, Jr. and the Reverend Michael L. Schuette officiating. Interment will be at Concordia Cemetery, North Morristown.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service.

Dora M. Krause, the daughter of Walter E. and Martha A. (Geisler) Krause, was born on August 30, 1926 in Rice County. She married Vernon G. Schmidtke on January 20, 1946 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1998. Together with her husband, Dora helped with farming in the Morristown area and they owned a grocery store. She was also employed as a cook and a school bus driver for Morristown Schools. Dora especially enjoyed playing the organ and knitting.

She is survived by three children, Irma (and Larry) Ahlman of Morristown, Larry Schmidtke of Faribault and Susan (and Gary) Sell of Morristown; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four siblings, Gordon (and Sandra) Krause of Huxley, IA, Janet Marshall (and fiance, Robert Smith) of Pequot Lakes, Jerry (and Carol) Krause of Owatonna and Lucille (and Daniel) Minske of Kilkenny; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; one son, Thomas Schmidtke; one brother, Reuben Krause; and one grandson.

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Name: Myrna and Dean Melby
Email: melby@redwing.net
Date: Friday January 25, 2013


Dear Family of Dora, I am another cousin of Dora's. Dora and Vernon spent a lot of time with my folks, Gusty and Elmer Meschke. I always remember that my dad gave them a horse when they got married, back then it was a useful gift! Dora always played for our family weddings, including ours, and also all the funerals and church choirs. We had some good times with Dora and Vernon, now she is with her husband and son again. Our thoughts are with you, Myrna and Dean.

Name: Donna R Dokken
Email: donnadokken2@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday January 16, 2013


Dora is my cousin. Our family spent alot of time with Dora and Vernon. I babysat for them alot. Dora played for most of my children's weddings. My sympathies go to the family. Donna (Hager) Dokken

Name: Marilyn Wilkowske
Email: rogrwilk@charter.net
Date: Wednesday January 16, 2013


Dora, used to be our School Bus driver, she would get us safely to School in Icy Cold Weather.

Name: Cindy Packard
Email: purplepeak@comcast.net
Date: Sunday January 13, 2013


I'll remember Dora for her wonderful smile and laugh, seeing her in the store and around town. Know you will miss her and all the great things she brought to your family. As the days pass, may the memories you share of her bring you comfort and peace, and bring smiles to your hearts. With sympathy, Cindy

Name: Linda Dahle
Email: lindadahle@bdumail.com
Date: Saturday January 12, 2013


Dear Friends, I am out of state and will not be able to attend services for Dora. I wanted to share with you how much I liked and admired her. She always greeted me with a smile and a hello. She was genuine . I miss her yet know she has found her way home.

Name: Muriel (Krause) Jaster
Date: Saturday January 12, 2013


May Gods promise of eternal life give you comfort in the days ahead. In sympathy and hope. Cousin Muriel Jaster Daughter of Herbert Krause

Name: John & Arlette (Mensing) Hogan
Email: jonlet9394@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday January 11, 2013


Dear family & friend's........Our deepest sympathy to you & your's ....Put a request in before but don't see it and we all used to belong to Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years......We remember Vern & Dora at the grocery store and seeing them at the Legion playing Bingo....What fun days years ago and we still try to see everyone when we get home from California.....Due to many health issues we have not gotten back for a couple year's and sure miss everyone. We sure hope 2013 is a better year and we can once again see everyone back in Morristown.....We know they are happy now in heaven and we will all see one another some day and remember all the memories of them & never forget they will be watching over you.........Blessing's & Sympathy.....John & Arlette