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Florence Perkins Schmidt -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A graveside memorial service for Florence Perkins Schmidt was conducted Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Earl Seelinger officiated.

Mrs. Schmidt, 69, of Upland, Calif., formerly of Austin, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Specialty Hospital of Southern California.

Born Helen Perkins Dec. 22, 1931, in Tremplo, Wis., she attended schools in Chatfield and Austin. She worked for a telephone company while in school and later for the phone company in Minneapolis, where she met and married Alfred Schmidt. He was a career member of the Air Force and they lived in several places. They were later divorced.

Survivors include her former husband, of Boca Raton, Fla.; three daughters, Kimberly (Donald) Glanden of Harrington, Del., Leesa (Richard) Berry of Powder Springs, Ga., and Chantelle (Steve) Harvey of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Douglas (Joanne) Schmidt of Brea, Calif.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Marianne De Gorglo of Garden City, Mich., Mary (Gordon) Lampman of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Lois (Marvin) Lovelein of Tuscon, Ariz.; six brothers, Edwin (Jan) Perkins of Albert Lea, Joseph (Pat) Perkins of Coos Bay, Ore., David (Marlys) Perkins of Rochester, Paul (Judi) Perkins of Austin, Daniel (Connie) Perkins of Rochester and Timothy (Sue) Perkins of Apple Valley, Minn. She was preceded in death by a brother.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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