Mass of Christian burial for Angeline “Angie” (Schmidt) Usselman, of Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Andy Thuringer, Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the burial at the Aberdeen Moose Family Center.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary, with a liturgical wake service and rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday.
Family and friends may sign Angie’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Angie passed away peacefully at the Groton Nursing Home on February 17, 2020, at the age of 83.
She left behind a heck of a lot of stuff that her sons have no idea what to do with. If you’ve sent Angie a birthday card in the last 83 years and would like it back, let us know. We also have plenty of dishes, clothes, and cookbooks.
This is not a classified ad for a yard sale, but an obituary for a great Woman, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother born on August 23, 1936 in Roscoe, SD. She was the daughter of Leopold “Leo” and Catherine (Feist) Schmidt. In 1937 the family moved to Ipswich and then in 1942 to Aberdeen where she attended St. Mary’s Parochial School until 9th grade and then graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1955.
Angie was married to Joseph “Joe” Usselman on June 14, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They raised their two sons, Allen and David, on the family farm in Mina, SD. After Joe’s death in 1989 she moved to Aberdeen and developed a special friendship with Martin Ronning and the two of them remained together until his death in 2019.
Angie was best known for her hard work ethic, her cooking, and her faith. As soon as she was able to get a job, she started working at St. Luke’s Hospital in the kitchen and then Woolworth’s at the food counter. She then went on to manage the café at the south sale barn for over 30 years and for 5 of those years she managed the cafés at both sale barns. Following that, she then worked for the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired as a cook for 25 years. In those 25 years she never used a day of sick leave.
Angie was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She has been an active member of Women of the Moose since March 7, 1971. She became a Senior Regent of the Moose in 1975. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Aberdeen, SD.
Angie was a master at cooking and at serving. Anyone that ever ate at Angie’s table was surely offered a cup of coffee and a piece of pie. And if you kindly declined, you’d be asked a few more times until you’d finally consent. And even if you didn’t, you’d get one anyways. The only time Angie wasn’t on her feet working is when she was on her knees praying. If it was Saturday night at 5:00 you’d be sure to find Angie and her sisters at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on the left side, fifth pew from the back.
Blessed to have shared in Angie’s life are her sons, Allen Usselman of Mina, SD and David (Dixie Mattern) Usselman of Mina, SD; her grandchildren: Allen (Lindsay) Willprecht of Perham, MN, Adam Usselman of Aberdeen, SD, Jessica Usselman of Aberdeen, SD, Dustin (Shelby) Usselman of Mina, SD, and Jennifer (Lauren) Stearns of Mina, SD; fourteen great-grandchildren; her siblings: Margaret Dutenhoeffer, Gertrude McBurney, Edward (Fran) Moch, Mary Rohrich, Darlene (Jim) Johnson, and Kathleen (Garry) Johnson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopold and Catherine Schmidt; her husband, Joseph Usselman; her siblings: Josephine Schmidt, Irene Schmidt, Leo Schmidt, and Frederick Schmidt; and her special friend, Martin Ronning.
If you’d like to make a donation in Angie’s name, we ask that you donate to Roncalli Nearly New, as their business will surely be hurting now that she’s gone.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Angeline "Angie" (Schmidt) Usselman, please visit our floral store.
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