Theresa Katherine Schmidt, 83, of Sioux Falls, S.D. passed away on Thursday, September 2nd. The family is not planning to hold services at this time.
She was born to parents Frank and Theresa Thury, on June 28th, 1938 in Parkston, SD. Theresa worked as an Education Assistant for 30+ years at Axtell Park Middle School, from which she received an award for all of her hard work and commitment to education.
Theresa’s hobbies included bingo, cross stitching and music. Barry Manilow was one of her favorite artists. She attended several of his concerts.
On September 12th, 1959, Theresa married James Schmidt in Parkston, SD, he was the love of her life for their 61 years together. Together they raised three children; Tom Schmidt, Tim Schmidt and Kelly Schall.
She is survived by her husband Jim and their three children and their families; Tom ( Pete) Schmidt of Maple Grove, Tim Schmidt of Sioux Falls, and Kelly Schall (Sioux Falls); 4 grandchildren, Lindsey (Chris ) Compson of Sioux Falls, Jennifer (Shane) Glasgow of Sioux Falls, Amanda ( fiancé Clay) Schall of Sioux Falls, and Christopher Schall of Sioux Falls; and 3 great grandchildren, Callie Compson, Kye Compson and Charley Glasgow. Theresa is also survived by 7 siblings. Francis Thury, Maxine Hohn , Geraldine Pickart, Linus Thury, Larry Thury, Benedict Thury, and Jan Trunde-Tsukamoto. Sister-in-law Georgia Jorgensen.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Theresa Thury; a son, Scott Schmidt, brothers, Norbert and Kenneth Thury; sisters, Marcella (Herrman), Florence Hoeltzner and Marcia Thury; father and mother-in-law, George and Edna Schmidt; brother-in-law, Melvin Schmidt and daughter-in-law, Jodie Schmidt.