Edith Schmit

Edith Lillian Delores Schmit of Carrington, North Dakota died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the age of 88.

Edith Thornton was born to Carl and Bertha (Binns) Thornton on February 17, 1930, near Grace City, North Dakota. The family had seventeen total children; Edith being the youngest girl. She attended school through the 8th grade in in Bordulac, North Dakota.

On June 9, 1947, Edith was united in marriage to the love of her life Stephen Schmit. Following their wedding, the couple purchased the land that Stephen himself was born and raised on. She dedicated her life to raising their ten children and helping out on the farm. She grew plentiful gardens, milked cows and raised chickens.

Her love of her children brought out many of her talents and joys, including embroidering and quilting. Each of her children and grandchildren were blessed with the gift of one of her quilts. She served as a local 4-H leader for over 27 years, as an honorary judge at the Foster County Fair, and served on the Altar Society. Edith was a long-serving member of the Bordulac Church until its closure, at which time she became a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In 1995, Edith moved away from the farm life and moved into Carrington. Where she made many cherished friends. She transitioned to New Rockford’s Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in 2012 Edith enjoying playing cards with family and friends, playing bingo, and listening to music. and remained there until the time of her death.

She is survived by children, Stephen Schmit Jr., Annabell (Bob) Bruce, Mary Waagen, Colleen (Richard) Biel, Timothy (Faye) Schmit, Leonard Schmit, Joanna Slag, Bertha Bell, Elizabeth Schmit, Joseph (Kelly) Schmit, 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, one sister Evelyn Wilder, and many nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Schmit; brothers Earl, Frances, Harry, Harold, John, Stanley, William, Gerald, Darrell, Wesley, and two infant brothers; sisters Hazel, Thelma, Gertrude; and one grandson, Michael Slag.



Visitation: Thursday 1-7:30PM with a Rosary at 7:15 followed by a Vigil Service at 7:30PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, March 9, 2018, at 10:30AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

Burial: Carrington Cemetery in the spring.

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Name: Linda Lauckner

Date: March 11,2018

Message: Mary and families,  I just now read of your Mom's passing and had I known I would of been there. We haven't been  to the nursing home for over 3 months as they were restricting visitors due to the flu and I had surgery and was doing therapy for 2 months and then was busy with grandkids who were sick with the flu. I even had a birthday gift to bring her but again was cancelled due to illness at the home for March. I will miss her so much. She was very special to me when I worked there in activities and every time I was there I made it a point to go see her. Last time I seen her she was in bed with pain in her head and not feeling good. She did some embroidery work for me and I gave her lots of thread and projects to do while I was there as she always liked to keep busy.  My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.. She will be greatly missed as she was greatly Loved. Again my deepest sympathy. My heart is already aching with her loss. GOD's Peace and Love to you.  Linda


Name: Marsha Erickson

Date: 3.9.2018

Message: Dear Edith Schmit family, Deepest sympathy and special hugs to my friend Bertha. What a beautiful picture of your mom. I well remember her sweet smile.  Bertha, I had just been thinking about you and your family a few days prior to when Myron told me the news about your mom's death. I'm glad he was able to visit with you and your siblings. Love, Marsha


Name: Barbara Biel Onsurez

Date: 03/05/2018

Message: Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although we don't know exactly what to say; we want you to know that we are with you in thought and wish you peace and comfort at this time......

John 5:28 & 29

Joel, Barbara, & Bryson(Joseph) Onsurez



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