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Sandy Schmidt

Sandy Schmidt

Sandy Schmidt, 67, of Bemidji, MN, died, Monday, November 04, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with Rev. John Yingling officiating.

Sandra "Sandy" Jean Hiltz was born March 24, 1946, the daughter of Edward "Ted" & Deloris (Stordahl) Hiltz. She was born and raised in Bemidji, graduating from Bemidji High School in 1964. She married Duane Schmidt in Bemidji on January 14, 1967. She was employed in various secretarial positions including, KBUN, Bemidji Hospital and Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center. In 1991 she moved into a position with the State of Minnesota teaching the Maxis computer system. During that time she was honored with an "Outstanding State Employee" award. Once implementation of the Maxis system was completed, she returned to employment on the county level with the social services department of Beltrami County and then Itasca County. In 2005 she accepted a position as the supervisor of financial workers for Hubbard County Social Services, a position she held until her retirement in March 2010. During her career she was fortunate to work with many different financial workers throughout northern Minnesota and a special boss, Daryl Bessler.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Duane; daughters, Tracy (Ray) Appel of Bemidji and Terri (Todd) Trombley of Farmington; brother, Robert (Cheryl) Hiltz of Bemidji; 8 grandchildren, Cody, Jessica, Andy, Amber, Braden, Bailey, Lexi and Nicholas; 3 great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Lily and Brynn; aunts, Myrtle Warrington of Portland, OR and Pearl Stordahl of Bemidji; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws and special friends, Michelle Harris and Becky Edwards.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Deloris Hiltz.

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