January 11, 1920 - April 8, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Veronia “Ronnie” Schmit, age 97, of St. Cloud who passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. Reverend David Grundman will officiate. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.

Veronia was born on January 11, 1920 in Barney, North Dakota to Herman and Katherine (Krump) Heitkamp. She married Edward Schmit on January 6, 1947 in Mantador, North Dakota. Veronia and her husband owned, operated and worked very hard at Ed Schmit Card Company. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Waite Park American Legion Auxiliary Unit #428.

Veronia enjoyed card games, crossword puzzles, oil painting, quilting, knitting, sewing, cracking jokes, storytelling, bookkeeping, reading, and much more. She was never bored and always enjoyed a cup of coffee. Veronia loved wearing red. She especially treasured time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, Karen (Mark) Happe of St. Cloud, Karel (Mike) Helgeson of Sartell, Greg (Debbie) Schmit of Vadnais Heights, Bette (Nick Musaschio) Schmit of St. Paul; grandchildren, Lauren, Caralyn, Maggie, Paul, Erik, Natalie, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Ana, Nicolette; great-grandchildren, Rae, Sam, James, Ryan, Eli, Mabel, Ira, and many nieces and nephews.

Veronia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; daughter, Mary; sisters and brothers, Leona Cox, Ed, Lawrence, Alvina Schlough, Helen King, twin Velaria Kath, and Adolph.

A Special Thank You to all the Staff at St. Benedict’s Senior Community and St. Croix Hospice for the loving care given Veronia.