Obituary for Phyllis Ann Schmidt

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Phyllis Ann Schmidt, 88, of La Crosse, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Franciscan Skemp Health System. She was born in La Crosse on December 31, 1929 to John and Helen (Strong) Merfeld. She married John E. Schmidt on April 3, 1951 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2004.
Phyllis was very proud of being a cancer survivor. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and reading. She also had a fondness for her chocolates and a nice glass of wine. Above all else Phyllis loves spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children, David (Paulette) Schmidt of La Crosse, Nancy (Kenton) Wilde of Snohomish, WA and Joanne (Steve) Schlifer of La Crosse, grandchildren, Ronald Schmidt and Douglas (Emily Hagen) Schmidt, Cortney (Brandon) Smith, Christopher (Daphne) Corbin, and Joshua (Jennifer) Corbin. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Amber and Dillon Schmidt, Oscar Smith, Blake, Gabrielle and Olivia Schmidt and Elizabeth, Hannah and Issac Corbin, a sister Janice (Jim) Jangen, sister-in-law, Burdeen Merfeld and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and eight brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1333 13th Street S. La Crosse. Father Rick Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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