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Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt, 41, Superior, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital after a lifetime courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

Michael Schmidt, 41, Superior, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital after a lifetime courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

Michael was born April 6, 1966, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Virginia (Lawrence) and Edward Schmidt. He was a taxidermist, an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael is survived by his wife, the former Lynn Hoadley; his four sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathy and Tony Machaj of Lake Nebagamon, Paula and Chuck Hughes of Superior, Cindy and Harold Buchter of Mt. Washington, Ky., and Anna and Blair Mahan of Superior; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St. in Superior, with the Rev. Robert Baranow officiating.

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