Milo Goldschmidt, age 87, of Lake Lillian died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Church Of St. Mary in Willmar with Rev. Steve Verhelst as celebrant. Burial is in Tromso Cemetery, rural Lake Lillian. Visitation for Milo is Friday, March 16th from 5-7 p.m. at K-M funeral Home in Lake Lillian and continues Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Milo Henry “Pete” Goldschmidt was born May 30, 1930 at Sleepy Eye, MN, to Leo and Elizabeth (Wildschutz) Goldschmidt. He grew up on the family farm near Sleepy Eye and attended country school. Milo then farmed with his father and brothers for several years. He married Rose Braun on September 23, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye and they were blessed with eight children. After a few years Milo and Rose moved to a farm north of Olivia and in 1966 moved to their farm west of Lake Lillian. Milo has resided and farmed there ever since and was still looking forward to planting corn again this Spring. He also raised chickens for many years for his egg production business. He was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church where he often ushered and after the church closed he became a member of Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Milo was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had enjoyed golfing, fishing, square dancing, polka music, and playing Buck Euchre. Milo was a very dedicated family man and cherished times they could be together.
Milo is survived by his wife Rose Goldschmidt of Lake Lillian; his eight children: Linda Morgan of Willmar, Mike Goldschmidt of Atwater, Patty (and Mike) Mayer of Lake Lillian, Dan Goldschmidt (and special friend Linda Rolfes) of Lake Lillian, Doug (and Kari) Goldschmidt of Willmar, Judy (and Larry) Heimer of Waterville, Ron (and Sue) Goldschmidt of Waconia, and Rick (and Lora) Goldschmidt of Franktown, CO; his 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; his brother Marvin (and Bernice) Goldschmidt of Darfur; his sisters: Sr. Audrey Goldschmidt of Rochester and Carol Hengel of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces and nephews. Milo was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Gerald Goldschmidt, James Goldschmidt, and Donald Goldschmidt; and his sisters: Dolly Berkner, Roslyn “Rolie” Jungers, and Darlene Haas.
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