Monday, March 7th, 2011
Helen A. Schmiesing, 94, Minster died at 6:40 p.m. March 5, 2011, at Heritage Nursing Home in Minster.
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Minster to Henry and Cecelia Puthoff Schmitmeyer. On May 24, 1939, she married Leonard Schmiesing, who died Jan. 6, 1997.
Surviving are four children, Kaye (Ferdinand) Wint, New Bremen, Dwight (Mary Jo) Schmiesing, Minster, Betty (Frank) Cespino, Canton, Mich., and James (Peg) Schmiesing, Minster; three siblings, Elizabeth (Roger) Zoll, Kalkaska, Mich., Margaret Dicks, Sedona, Ariz., and Eugene (Treva) Schmitmeyer, Minster; five in-laws, Herbert Boerger, Minster, Neoma Hoying, St. Henry, Mary Schmiesing, Fort Loramie, Harvey (Viona) Schmiesing, Egypt, and John Schmiesing, Minster; seven grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren and 21 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Also deceased are two grandchildren; and three sisters, Gertrude Schmiesing, Norma Schmitmeyer and Janelle Schmitmeyer.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, the Rosary Alter Sodality and the Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials may be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.