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Dorothy Schmidt Franz


Last updated 1/16/2020 at 10:03am

Dorothy Schmidt Franz (age 98) passed peacefully in Moses Lake on January 9, 2020.  She was born April 27, 1921 to Peter Jacob (PJ) Schmidt and Katherine Unruh Schmidt of Goessel, Kansas and was baptized at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Dorothy graduated from Goessel High School, obtained a teaching certificate from Bethel College and taught for two years in a one-room schoolhouse near Goessel.  While attending college at Bethel, Dorothy met the love her life, Henry Julius Franz; they were soon married and moved to the family farm near Lind, Washington. They celebrated 50 years o...

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