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Harriet Joyce (Kruisselbrink) Schmidt

April 12, 1929 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 90)


In Loving Memory of

Harriet Joyce Schmidt

Harriet Schmidt was born on April 12, 1929 in Sheldon, Iowa to Henry and Annetta Solsma Kruisselbrink.  She grew up in Sanborn and attended the Christian School there.  Harriet moved with her family to Woodstock, MN in 1943. There she worked as a Telephone Operator and for area families as a hired girl.  On October 6, 1948 she and Henry E.  Schmidt were married at the American Reformed Church in Woodstock, MN.  Following their marriage they made their home on a farm northeast of Woodstock for one year before moving to a farm south of Woodstock.  In 1951 they moved to a farm north of Woodstock and in 1953 they moved to Ruthon, MN. Harriet did in home day care for many years.  In 1974 they moved to an acreage west of Slayton until 2006, then moved into town for 10 years.  They then moved to Sterling Point Assisted Living in Princeton, MN to be near family.  Harriet passed away there on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the age of 90, on what would be their 71st wedding anniversary.   She was a former member of the American Reformed Church in Woodstock and a current member of the First Reformed Church in Slayton where she was active in the women’s group, and taught Sunday school and catechism.  Harriet also was a member of the Murray County Women’s Extension Club and of the Christian Women’s Club.  Harriet enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, embroidery, doing crafts, gardening and floral arranging. 

Survivors include her husband, Henry E. Schmidt of Princeton, MN, five children and their spouses, Gary and Tammy Schmidt of Grasston, MN, Wanda and Steve Hourscht of Big Lake, MN, Glenda Schmidt Kimpling of Cambridge, MN, Terry and Ruth Schmidt of Katy, TX, and Kevin and Kim Schmidt of Faribault, MN, 13 grandchildren, Linnea Beckmann, Kenneth and Mackenzie Hoffman, Dennis Hoffman and Carla and Brandon Jansen, Christy and Mark Dougherty, Stephanie and AJ Earleywine, Meghan Kimpling, Sarah Schmidt, Matthew and Hailey Schmidt, and Jason and Breanna Schmidt, and Amber and Cory Madrid, Kara and Blade Bursch and Jaimie Schmidt,  nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Evelyn VanNieuwenhuyzen of Pipestone, MN, and Wilma Van Perseum and her husband, Jerry of Marcell, MN. Two sisters-in-law, Aleanor Taylor and her husband, Clarence of Pipestone, MN, and Mavis Kruisselbrink of Chandler, MN.  She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Magdalen Kruisselbrink, and four brothers, Jake and his wife, Betty, Howard and his first wife, Wilma, Willys, and Elmer Kruisselbrink and one brother-in-law, Peter VanNieuwenhuyzen.

Funeral Services

First Reformed Church in Slayton, MN on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Aaron Punt officiating.  The organist is Joan Friese with special music by Brad and Kim Kruisselbrink and Stacy Kruisselbrink.  The pallbearers are her grandchildren.  Interment is at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, MN.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the First Reformed Church in Slayton from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer services at 6:30. Also visitation one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial’s maybe directed to The Gideons or Hospice. 

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October 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Reformed Church
2548 Ironwood Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Funeral Service
October 12, 2019

10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
2548 Ironwood Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

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