Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Ronald Leo Schmit, age 51 of St. Anna will be 11AM Monday, April 29th 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. Father Eberhard Schefers will officiate and burial will take place in the Arban Cemetery following the service. Ronald died peacefully at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud Thursday evening. There will be a visitation for Ron from 4-8PM Sunday, April 28th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again from 10AM until the time of the service Monday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 5PM Sunday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.Ronald was born July 6, 1961 to Alfred and Marie (Doll) Schmit. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1979. He worked his entire career at St. John’s University, first in Dining Services and then for thirty plus years at the Liturgical Press. Ron had a love for travel, taking several cruises, visiting the west coast and making several trips to the Indy 500 race. Ron enjoyed the simple things that come with living on the lake including fishing, gardening, and just simply sitting on the dock watching the sunset. He had many friends and was a great friend to all. His quick wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. Ron is survived by his siblings Ernie (Lois) Schmit, Holdingford; Lawrence (Lenore) Schmit, Holdingford; Mary Jane Schmit, Bloomington; Betty (Terry) Schmit-Olson, Rockville; Gerald (Terri) Schmit, Avon; Ralph (Laura) Schmit, St. Joseph; and Ron’s special friends include Mike and Jen Hennen. He was preceded in death by his father Alfred in 1973 and his mother Marie in 2007.The family wished to thank the staff at MN Oncology in Fridley, especially Dr. Jade Anderson for his expert care in treating Ron. Also, thank you to the compassionate and caring staff at Quiet Oaks where Ron truly had “a little bit of heaven before Heaven”.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation for Ron from 4-8PM Sunday, April 28th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again from 10AM until the time of the service Monday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 5PM Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Holdingford MN