Murray Leo Schmitz, 61, of Baudette (formerly of Jordan, MN) passed away unexpectedly Sunday February 26, 2012. There will be no service at this time.
Murray was born on December 02, 1950 in New Prague, MN. A passion to farm was in his blood. In 1968, he started his own farming operation with only seven sows. Over the years his interests evolved to include: pigs, cattle, cash crops, a fencing supply business and seed corn sales. In 1998, Murray and Monica explored northern MN with hopes of finding an area rich in hunting and fishing. They moved to Baudette soon after. But Murray’s love of work and farming soon had them on a new farm and returning to the annual cycle of the land. Farming is what made Murray happy and he was fortunate enough to enjoy this small pleasure to his last day.
Murray is survived by his wife, Monica Dohmen and his sons Paul, Dan, Brian and Joe and families.