Madeline Schmidt-Mootz

DEVILS LAKE Madeline Schmidt-Mootz, 85, Lakota, formerly of Devils Lake, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in a Lakota nursing home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1928, to Peter and Veronica Michels, near Calio. She married Lee Schmidt on Aug. 8, 1950, at Calio. He died on Aug. 10, 1977. She married Donald Mootz on July 9, 1999, in Devils Lake.

Survivors: daughters, Barbara Eidsness, Fort Lupton, Colo., Antoinette Becker, of Crary, Linda Willis, St. Peters, Mo., Mary Knoll, Fort Collins, Colo., Karla Hoffner, West Fargo; sons, Kurt, Forest Lake, Minn., Michael Schmidt, West Fargo; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Stoxin, Safford, Ariz.

Funeral: Today, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake.

(Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)