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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Ernest Schmidt

Ernest Schmidt

Monday, September 4th, 1933 - Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Ernest Schmidt, 85, of Vermillion, SD passed away Monday, July 22 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.
Ernest was born September 4, 1933 in Menominee, NE to Albert and Josephine (Leader) Schmidt. He attended school in Menominee and served in the Navy in the 50’s and was very proud of his service.
Ernest married Doris Stepanek and after their marriage, they moved to Vermillion, south of town to the Heine farm. In 1977, Steve Merrigan joined them in their farming operation, and they later incorporated with Steve and Kathy Merrigan into, Spirit Mound Farms Inc.; continuing with that operation through Steve’s death in 1991, and finally ending with Ernie’s retirement at the end of 2008.
He is survived by two sisters: Bernice Pearson and Marina Payne, their God Daughter, Callie Beach, her husband Matt and their two sons, Riley and Kellen; Rian Merrigan, his wife Emily, their two sons, Rory and Reece, and business partner/ friend, Kathy Merrigan Manning and her husband Pat Manning; all of Vermillion and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Doris, three brothers: Roman, Wilfred and Carroll and three sisters: Helen Zavadil, Marcella Peschl and Lucille Ralph and longtime friend and business partner Steve Merrigan.
Memorial mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, July 26 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial of ashes to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 25 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM all at the church.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Agnes Catholic School Tuition Fund.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:00pm
    Location
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    Address
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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    Prayer Service at 7:00 PM
  • Service

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    Address
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    Vermillion
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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