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Obituary for Lorraine Eleanor (Zinsli) Schmidt

Lorraine Schmidt passed away peacefully at home in McMinnville after a brief, brave battle with cancer. Lorraine Eleanor Zinsli was born November 14, 1928 in Beach, ND to parents Egan & Anna (Fakler) Zinsli. Her family moved to Dayton, OR in 1941. She graduated from Dayton High School and married Joe Schmidt of McMinnville October 15, 1947; they celebrated almost 70 years of marriage. They raised their family in the McMinnville area and owned Valley View Hog Farm. Lorraine was a devout member of St. James Catholic Church and an active volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul and the Loaves and Fishes program in McMinnville. She was known for her generosity, love of dancing and high heels! She was also an accomplished seamstress and made complex and intricate clothes for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandson. She is survived by her husband Joe of McMinnville; sisters Marilyn (Don) Hogg of Portland and Marjorie Abbott of Dayton; children Don of Newberg, Linda (Rick) Drewieske of Clackamas, Bob (Becky) of Newberg, James (Barbara) of Sherwood, Kenny of McMinnville, Joe Jr. of McMinnville, Karen of Beaverton, Kathleen Jarnagin of McMinnville, and Paul of McMinnville; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville Monday, October 30, 2017. The Holy Rosary will begin at 10:30 AM followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Services will be followed by a reception.


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rosary

Monday

30

Oct

10:30 AM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

funeral mass

Monday

30

Oct

11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

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