Lillian Schmidt

April 2, 1929-Feb. 23, 2018

Lillian Schmidt, 88,

Minot, formerly of

Anamoose, passed away

Friday, February 23, 2018

at Trinity Homes in

Minot. Her funeral will be

held Wednesday, Febru-

ary 28, at 10:30 A. M. at

St. Margaret Mary Cathol-

ic Church in Drake with

burial in the church

cemetery. Visitation will

be held Tuesday from 5

P.M. until 7 P.M. at the

church, followed by a

7:00 P. M. Prayer service

at the church. Arrange-

ments with Bethke-Nelson

Funeral Home of Drake.

Lillian A. Sauter,

daughter of William and

Kunda (Ell) Sauter, was

born April 2, 1929 at rural

Anamoose. She was

raised on the family farm

northeast of Anamoose

and received her educa-

tion in the nearby White

Township Consolidated

School. She later attend-

ed Anamoose High

School, graduating in


She was once married

to Lawrence Zuther. They

lived and farmed east of


On October 19, 1968

she was married to Clif-

ford Frueh. They made

their home west of

Anamoose where they

farmed until Mr. Frueh’s

death on February 28,


On November 18, 2000

she was married to Ralph

Schmidt who farmed in

the Anamoose area. Fol-

lowing Ralph’s death on

November 21, 2006, Lilli-

an remained on the farm

west of Anamoose until

moving to Somerset Court

in Minot in September of


In addition to helping

out on the farm, Lillian

was an excellent seam-

stress. She made many

wedding and prom

dresses and did mending

for area families for years.

She was a member of

St. Margaret Mary Cathol-

ic Church of Drake. She

was also a member of the

Oswald-Wohl V.F.W. Post

#6831 Auxiliary of

Anamoose and the

Anamoose Senior Citizens


She is survived by her

6 children, Lowell (Linda)

Zuther of Minneapolis,

MN, Diana (Allen)

Dockter of Sawyer, Lloyd

(Phyllis) Zuther of Gran-

din, Clara Ann (LeRoy)

Renner of Beulah, Leon

(Marlys) Zuther of Hazen

and Leroy (Sheila) Zuther

of Sawyer; stepson, Dr.

Alan (Carol) Frueh of Sa-

cremento, CA; step-

daughter, Cheryl (David)

Olson of rural Drake; 21

grandchildren; 36 great-

grandchildren; 5 great-

great-grandchildren; and 1

sister, Lorraine Thomas of

Jacksonville, NC.

Lillian was preceded in

death by her husbands,

Clifford and Ralph; her

parents; brothers, Edward,

Robert & Harold; sister,

LaVerne; and grandson,


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