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Patricia 'Patsy' Ann Schmitz

Patricia "Patsy" Schmitz, 86, of Carlton, Minn., passed away Wednesday April 19, 2017 in Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. She was born Nov. 6, 1930 to Archie and Eva (Brissett) Dugal in Cloquet. She married Clarence Schmitz in February 1949. Patsy was a homemaker, she enjoyed playing cards, bingo and visiting with friends and family.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; twin-daughter, Darlene Short; brothers, Archie, Eugene, John, Warren and Joseph; and sisters, Dorothy, Betty Lou, Lorraine and JoAnn.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth of West St. Paul, Minn., Michael (Patricia) of Carlton, Minn., and twin-daughter, Darla (Mike) Peterson of Sedro-Woolley, Wash.; grandchildren, Allan (Steph) and Eric (Meloni) Schmitz, and Dan, David and April Peterson; great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Caleb, Cody and Nathan; and numerous family and friends.

Visitation: Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in the Nelson Funeral Care Chapel in Cloquet, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship room, and burial in Hillside Cemetery in Carlton.

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April 27, 2017 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.