Helen L. Schmit, age 93 of Litchfield, MN died on Wednesday December 18, 2019 at the Augustana Dassel Lakeside Community Home in Dassel, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday December 23, 2019 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 PM on Sunday December 22 with a 2:00 PM Prayer Service at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Litchfield, MN.
Helen Louise Schmit, the daughter of William “Bill” and Bertha (Palm) Thomsen was born on October 28, 1926 in Grove City, MN. She received her education at the Grove City High School and was united in marriage to Richard Schmit on November 22, 1949 in the Eden Valley Assumption Church. Together they farmed north of Eden Valley for 4 years before buying a farm near Grove City, farming there from 1955 to 1970. Helen also worked at Fingerhut in Litchfield, cleaned for Father Peter in the rectory and was a cook at Gloria Dei. She was a member of the Church of Our Lady in Manannah and the Church of St. Philip. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking Christmas cookies and had a green thumb with her garden and plants. She valued time with her family and loved watching birds while sitting on her porch swing. Helen was strong willed and stubborn, yet had a grateful, accepting personality and a gentle way of giving advice.
She is survived by her children Linda and Dale Granlund of Litchfield, Carol Larson of Litchfield, Jerome of Grove City, James and Connie of Litchfield; grandchildren Brandon and Amy, Laura, Jess and Melissa, Sarah and Shaun, Becky and Joel, Amanda and Sanjay, Carli, Kelly and Dana; great grandchildren Hannah, Grace, Wyatt, Ella, Dylan, Ayda, Hadley and Jaxon and special friend Cemmy Gniffke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; and siblings Donald Thomsen, Elaine Munter, Marie Gillman and Willard Thomsen.