Minnie (Haider) Schmidt


Minnie (Haider) Schmidt, age 95, of Bismarck, ND peacefully passed away, with family and hospice by her side, on April 30th, 2023.  Minnie Schmidt was born August 19, 1927, in St. Anthony, ND, the daughter of Joe and Anna (Leingang) Haider. Minnie was raised and completed school in St. Anthony, ND. Minnie was the third of nine children with two sisters and six brothers.

Minnie married Victor Schmidt at St. Anthony, ND October 12, 1948.  They moved to Fallon, ND and farmed for 42 years. Their family won the Morton County Soil Conservation District award in 1967.  They also won the Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award in 1989, which they were both proud of.  In 1992, they retired and moved to Bismarck, ND.

Minnie’s children were the center of her life. She was a wonderful gardener, canner, cook, baker, enjoyed sewing for all her family, and took pride in keeping her home and yard organized and clean.  Minnie enjoyed doing crafts, decorating cakes, quilting, embroidering dish towels, crocheting, and making afghans for all her grandchildren. Minnie had a love for all animals and worked hard milking cows, raising chickens, pigs, geese and beef cattle. Minnie loved to go on Sunday drives to visit family and friends, playing cards, and dancing.

Minnie, starting in 1992, volunteered at St. Alexius hospital for twenty-five years delivering flowers to patients. She really enjoyed it as she had a passion for helping and visiting people.

Minnie and Victor had four sons and four daughters.  Minnie is survived by her children: Allen (Lorraine) Schmidt Beulah, ND; Marvin (Jody) Schmidt of Solen, ND; Vicky (Matt) Sanderson of State College, Pennsylvania; Chuck Schmidt of Flasher, ND; Joan (Mark) Kunish of Lexington, Kentucky; Julie (Rich) Schmidt of Ramsey, Minnesota; Susan (Kirk) Hodnefield of Hammond, Wisconsin; and daughter-in-law Lynn Schmidt, of Casper, Wyoming. Minnie has 12 grandchildren: Jasmine (Matt) Tiedeken; Jorie Pollman; Jared Kunish; Kylie Hodnefield; Kolby Hodnefield; Brian (Delora) Schmidt; Mike (Jessica) Schmidt; Lori (Albie) Boognl ; Jason (Christina) Schmidt; Ryan (AnnMarie) Schmidt; Travis (Hayley) Schmidt; and Tracy (Logan) Chaney.  Minnie had 18 great grandchildren: Natalia Schmidt; Jazlyn Schmidt; Levi Schmidt; Mariah Schmidt; Shane Schmidt; Wyatt Boognl; Emily Boognl; Emma Triweiler; Vivian Schmidt; Maria Schmidt; Jed Schmidt; Hazel Schmidt; Casen Schmidt; Crew Schmidt; Ryker Chaney; Cadence Chaney; Beckett Tiedeken; and Gus Tiedeken. Minnie is also survived by her brothers Dennis and Arnie Haider.

Minnie is preceded in death by her husband Victor and son Gary along with her parents Joe and Anna Haider, four brothers John, Joseph, George, Hubert, and two sisters Rose and Lillian.

A memorial service will be held on Monday June 26, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home

Minnie wished to be cremated and will be buried with her husband and son at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan ND.


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So very sorry for your loss. I will never forget going to their farm when we were kids and eating the delicious homemade buns that Minnie had made and sent home with us. Very fond memories!! RIP Aunt Minnie.

God be with you. I am Allen and Lorraine’s neighbor. I grieve with you at Minnie’s death. It is like a book that has added chapters for 91 years has been completed. But let us rejoice that now Minnie rests with Jesus. No more suffering pain of aging and the brokenness of this world. She rests. Let us rejoice in the treasured memories that can not be taken away. My pastor told me, when my father died, and the pastor’s had shortly before, that my father’s spirit who linger on more powerful than before. I find that to be true and I am sure you will too- and what a treasure of memories that is. I don’t think I have personally met Minnie, but Allen has shared so much about her that It is like I do know her. After hearing those accounts, reading the obituary, and living alongside her offspring and witnessing their wonderful personalities, their dedication to and compassion for the church and the community, she was a wonderful woman and Child of God.
I found it interesting that they got elected the Knights of Columbus family of the year because the thought often comes to my mind, if St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beulah still had a family of the year designation, it should go to the Schmidts- Allen’s and Mike’s.
Again God be with you as you go through these days of tears, celebration, and laughter.

Chuck, so sorry to learn of your mom’s death. Our condolence. Jean, Sharon and Mark.