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Mark Douglas Schmidt

Mark Douglas Schmidt, 71, of Shakopee, MN, passed away on September 5th. He was born on September 7th, 1951, to Elmer and Hazel Schmidt in New Ulm, MN.
Mark’s life epitomized unwavering devotion to Jesus, profound love for family, and genuine care for people. His commitment to leaving a lasting legacy inspired all to reflect on their impact.
Survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Rae (Webster) Schmidt, and their 5 children: Matthew (Kristina), Andrew (Emily), Paul (Erin), Aaron (Crystal), and Ann-Marie “Schmidt” Prado. He leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as siblings Bev, Dick, Nancy, Janice, Tim, Char, and Paulette.
Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Hazel Schmidt, Walter and Wanda Webster, and brother-in-laws Terry Miller and Tom Webster, and his niece Rachel.
Mark graduated from Winthrop, MN in 1970 and earned an Automotive Trades degree from Willmar Technical College. He founded a successful Gaylord, MN body shop in 1978, later coupling it with an Amway business. In 1998, he partnered with his sons in a twin cities construction business, retiring in 2019 to focus on Amway, positively impacting countless lives.
Memorial service: Sept 16th, 11am, Hometown Church – Lakeville, MN, followed by a reception from noon-2 p.m.

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