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Quirina Schmidt

August 5, 1936 — September 13, 2023



Quirina P. Schmidt, 87, Bismarck, formerly of Menoken, passed away on September 13, 2023, with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 19, at Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary (St. Mary's Church), 825 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Monday, September 18, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil will begin at 7:00 PM.

Burial will be held at the Menoken Cemetery.

Quirina was born August 5, 1936 to J.Q. and Violet (Davison) Jacobs, of Regent, ND. She attended St. Mary’s School in New England, ND from grades first through twelfth and graduated in 1954. After completing high school, she attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD, graduating in 1956. She went on to work at the State Capitol in the auditor’s office until 1960. On January 4, 1960, Quirina married Melvin Schmidt and moved to join him on the family farm near Menoken. Together they raised six children.

At St. Hildegard Catholic Church, Quirina was a member of the Altar Society, served on the Parish Council, a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and a CCD teacher. She also served on the board of directors for the Burleigh County Farmers Union and was a volunteer at the Burleigh County Senior Citizen Center.

Quirina is survived by her children, Corrine (Mike) Heaton, McKenzie; James Schmidt (Penny Rowinski), Menoken; Jeanne (Kevin) Becker, Bismarck; Margaret (Brian) Wood, Lincoln; Lori (Gerard) Jacob, Linton, and Trish Schmidt, Bismarck; brothers, Alton (Leona) Jacobs, Dickinson, and Leonard (Carol) Jacobs, Reeder; 17 grandchildren, Kari, Joanne, Travis, James, Elizabeth, Christopher, Emily, McKinzie, Davis, Lance, Ben, Joe, Audriana, Clay, Chase, Heidi and Trey; 17 great-grandchildren with three more on the way; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Schmidt; Julius Schmidt; Leo Schmidt; LouAnn (Glenn) Tsujihara; and Diane (Keith) Grotewold.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; infant son, Michael; parents, J.Q. and Violet Jacobs; brothers, Walt (Lou), Wally (Dybe), LeRoy (Carol), and Jerry (Lucy); and sisters, Leona (Paul) Mischel, Frances (Jack) Wilhelm, Toni Reavis and Irene (Walt) Gion.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, September 18, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

A rosary/vigil will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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