Jerome Schmaltz

Aug. 7, 1953-Feb. 8, 2020

Jerome ‘Joe’ Schmaltz,

66, Minot, died Saturday,

February 8, 2020 in a

Minot hospital in the care

of his family.

Jerome Edward

Schmaltz was born Au-

gust 7, 1953 in Minot, ND,

the son of Edward and

Norma (Holte) Schmaltz.

He was raised and educat-

ed in Bergen, ND and gra-

duated from Velva High

School in 1971.

Joe was once married to

Darlene Prellwitz. They

made their home east of

Voltaire, ND. He was em-

ployed as a truck driver

for various firms based in

North Dakota for many

years until retiring in

2010 due to a disability.

Joe was of the Moose

Lodge of Minot and the

Velva Saddle Club.

Joe enjoyed rodeos, gar-

dening, traveling, hunt-

ing, fishing and racing

chuck wagons.

Joe’s loving family in-

cludes: his children, Ni-

chole (Jason) Selzler,

Mandan, ND, Danielle

(Mike) Tyler, Hawaii AFB,

Emily (Wade Marier) Kizi-

ma, Casselton, ND and

Jessica (Josh) Hoaglund,

Moorhead, MN; 13

grandchildren; father, Ed-

ward Schmaltz, Voltaire,

ND; siblings, Debbie (Nor-

man) Engel, Velva, ND,

Richard (Marian)

Schmaltz, Minot, ND,

Cory Schmaltz, Velva,

ND, Roger (Emily)

Schmaltz, Voltaire, ND

and Greg Schmaltz,

Sawyer, ND along with

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Joe was preceded in

death by: his mother,

Norma Schmaltz.

Per Joe’s wishes, no for-

mal services will be held,

but friends and family are

invited to sign a memorial

register book or leave a

card at the Thomas Fami-

ly Funeral Home on

Wednesday, February 12,

2020 from 1:00 p.m. to

4:00 pm.

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