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Edwin J. Schmit obituary

Edwin J. Schmit, age 89, of rural Kellogg, died peacefully at home with his family on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Edwin was born in Conception to John and Louise Schmit on July 5, 1931. He married Wilhelmine M. Wills on Nov. 10, 1952, in Kellogg. They had eleven children, ten of which survive. Edwin and Wilhelmine farmed near Kellogg since 1956.
Edwin enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He was extremely proud of being named as Conservation Farmer of the Year for Wabasha County in 1999.
Ten children survive, Elaine (Jeff) McDonald, Earl (Laurie) Schmit, Gerald (Melissa) Schmit, Larry (Gail) Schmit, Judy (Jeff) Johnson, Betty Horn (Kevin Kast), Ann Schmit, Darlene (Frank) Fabian, Rita (Ed) Rabehl, Ruth Bauer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters and a brother.
 Edwin’s wife, one daughter, his parents, four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Family and friends may call at the visitation on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the Abbott Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m.  A private memorial service will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at St. Felix Cemetery following the church service.
No flowers please. Memorials are preferred. Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha MN. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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