Myra Lorene Schmidtke, 91, of Walker died peacefully at home with family at her side on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. She was born August 6, 1930 in Lake Fremont, Minnesota, the daughter of Ellsworth and Lottie Ziemer. She grew up on a farm and attended school in Dunnell and Sherburn, Minnesota.
Myra and Ervin married in 1948 and made their home in Estherville, Iowa. They farmed in Dunnell before moving to Walker in 1966 where they owned and operated Woodland Resort until retirement. She also worked at Ah-Gwah-Ching Nursing Home in Walker.
Myra was a Christian and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, making beautiful banners and furnishing her garden flowers for many years. She held local and regional positions in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), attended Bible studies and choir, taught Sunday school, and was an advocate for Immanuel Lutheran School from its inception.
Myra was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, her parents, sister, three brothers, 3 grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
Her surviving legacy are her eight children: Belinda (Loren) Baumann of Bemidji, Randall (Karla) Schmidtke of Walker, Craig Schmidtke of Blaine, Ricklin (Peggy) Schmidtke of Walker, Daniel (Mary Lou) Schmidtke of Andover, James (Mary) Schmidtke of Walker, Michael (Kelly) Schmidtke of Walker, Michele (Jon) Faugstad of Scarville, Iowa, 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 19th with funeral service at 2 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Walker with Pastor Matthew Vrudny officiating. Pallbearers for Myra will be David Baumann, Chad Schmidtke, Ervin Baumann, Kevin Schmidtke, Jeff Schmidtke, Andrew Schmidtke, Josh Schmidtke, Timothy Faugstad, Ethan Schmidtke, Jeffrey Schmidtke Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Walker, Minnesota.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School.
Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker, MN is handling the arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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