The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

May 19, 2013

Nina Schmidt

—    Nina Lorene Schmidt of North Mankato died peacefully on 5/17/13 as the result of a massive stroke. Nina married Greg "Coot" Schmidt on 12/9/67. She was a dedicated, faithful, and supportive wife. Nina worked for Dekalb Seed Corn and Alliance Heath Care. Nina enjoyed the company of her family, friends, and neighbors and no one ever left her home hungry. She was a loving and compassionate mother to her three sons and a dedicated caring grandmother. She loved rocking and singing her grandchildren to sleep, and in the true spirit of a grandmother indulged many of their wishes. Her thoughtfulness was often reflected in her generosity to others. Her smile and unique laughter was contagious, and her sense of humor could always lighten the mood of any crowd. She loved music and dancing, and was ever the family photographer. Her pictures have chronicled her families growth. She will be dearly missed.

  Nina is survived by her husband Greg, sons Adam (Danica), Kevin (Kelly), and Ryan (Leah). Grandchildren Jacob, Ellison, Alma, and Annalise. Siblings Bill Ruch, Bob Ruch, Dick Ruch, Cindy Felts, and extensive relatives on both sides of the family.

  Preceded in death by brother Larry Ruch, mother Lillian Ruch, father-in-law Doug Schmidt, and nephew Bobby Ruch.

  Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m.  8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home. Visitation Memorial will be held 10:30  11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Rykhus - O.JPG Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gerald Gordon Donelan

    Gerald Gordon Donelan,  85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Eloise Keltgen - O.JPG Eloise "Lois" Keltge

      Eloise "Lois" Keltgen 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mae C. Stubbs

    Mae C. Stubbs, 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.

    July 28, 2014

  • Wilma Grams - O.JPG Wilma M. Gram

    A Celebration of Life for Wilma M. Grams, age 86, of Mankato will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato with Msgr. Douglas Grams officiating.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 27, 2014

  • Gerald Donelan.JPG Gerald Gordon Donelan

    GERALD GORDON DONELAN, age 85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty J. Menden

      Betty J. Menden, 88, of Shakopee, died Saturday, July 26, at the Gardens of St. Gertrude's, Shakopee.

    July 26, 2014