Schmidt, Judith A
Our beloved mother passed away on November 20, 2021, at the age of 81. She was born on July 4, 1940, to the late Frank and Blanche (Madison) Baranic, in Saginaw Michigan. She graduated from the Saginaw Business institute; however, she enjoyed a long career in retail starting with Dillard’s, Lord and Taylor, J.L. Hudson’s and retiring from Target. She was a member of St. John Vianney church, was a devoted church goer and cherished her faith. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cross stitching, playing Euchre, and watching Hallmark Movies. She was an avid homemaker and thoroughly enjoyed baking and decorating her home for the holidays. She was an amazing cook and loved cooking meals for all of the family.
She enjoyed spending time with all her family, but especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved her little dog Piper, who stayed by her side until the end. She was a very loving and generous person, and would help anyone that she could.
She is survived by her children, Cindy Nash Patton (Marilyn), Sally Mims (Julie), Linda Poag, and Barbara (Glenn) Garrison; 6 grandchildren, Samantha, Cody, Stephanie, Ashley, Heather, and Joseph; 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Abbe, Xander, Isabella, Connor, Benjamin, Paloma, Brody, and Owen; sisters, Debbie (Glen) Call and Emily Guttowsky; brothers, Randy (Lee) Madison and Andrew (Carol) Baranic; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Schmidt; step-father, Andrew Baranic; sister, Sally Madison; nephew, Jeff Madison; son-in-law, William Poag; brother-in-law, Gene Guttowsky; and her lifelong childhood friend, Carla Hill.
A Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 2, 2021, at St. John Vianney Church, 6400 McCarty Rd, Saginaw MI 48603, with Father Bert Gohm officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at St. John Vianney Church, from 10:00 am until service time at 11am. Cremation has taken place, and interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to The American Lung Association. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com