Kathryn "Boots" Schmidt

Birth: January 9th, 1935
Death: August 12th, 2017
Age: 82 years
Residence:Frankenmuth, MI

Kathryn “Boots” Schmidt

Frankenmuth, MI


Kathryn Ann Schmidt went to be with the Lord unexpectedly, but peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her home; age 82 years.  Kathryn “Boots” Fechter was born on January 9, 1935 in Frankenmuth, MI to the late Otto and Nina (Felgner) Fechter. She was married to Gene A. Schmidt on August 24, 1957 who predeceased her on December 8, 2008. She was also predeceased by her sister Shirley Brodowski, and three brothers: Clark Fechter, Thomas Fechter, and Larry Fechter.


Kathryn was employed by the Frankenmuth School District as an Administrative Assistant for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, where she served on Bible Breakthrough and many other volunteer activities with the church and throughout the community. When she was 58 years old, she received her Associates Degree from Delta College.  Her love for the simple things in life like camping, fellowship with others, and walking through town was an inspiration to many.  Her positive outlook, kind heart, and desire to help others will be missed by all those who knew Boots. 


Surviving her are; Thomas Schmidt of Columbia, TN, John (Lisa) Schmidt of Frankenmuth, MI, Ronald (Holly) Schmidt of Milton, GA; Grandchildren: Travis Schmidt of Boston, MA, Lauren Schmidt of Milton, GA, Raechel Schmidt and Lillian Schmidt of Frankenmuth, MI; special friend, Ted Luzenske, along with many nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery.  Boots’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Bible Breakthrough, Wickson Memorial Library, or a charity of donor’s choice.

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