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Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87

Mary "Betty" Schmitt, age 87, of Hastings, died Thursday July 3, at Augustana Health Care Center.

Betty was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Hastings, Minn., to Frank and Olive (Cullen) Heschke. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved her garden, being outdoors and family gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; three siblings; and one grandchild.

She is survived by her sons, Pat (Jane) and Roger; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Lois Anderson; a brother, Alvin (Darlene) Heschke; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home Chapel, 201 Seventh St. E., Hastings.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.