Darvin M. Schmit

On August 8, 2017

Schmit, Darvin Cropped 1Darvin M. Schmit, 61, of Heron Lake, passed away on Monday, August 7th at his home.  A Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, August 12th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake beginning at 11a.m. with Father Patrick Arens officiating.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at St. Kilian’s Cemetery in Nobles County.

A visitation will take place on Friday, August 11th, from 5-7pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake, with a Rosary Service at 7pm, and on Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Darvin Michael Schmit, the son of Michael and Elvira (Lenz) Schmit, was born on March 3, 1956 in Heron Lake, Minnesota.  As a child Darvin attended Heron Lake Public Schools, later
graduating from Heron Lake High School in 1974.  After high school Darvin attended Alexandria Vocational and Technical
College, graduating with a degree in business in 1976.  After
college Darvin moved back to Worthington where he began
working for Brown Shoes for a few years before working for Leuthold’s Clothing, where he worked for 6 years.  In 1981 Darvin moved back to Heron Lake and started working for Sather’s Candy Company where he worked for over 20 years until their
closing.  Darvin passed away at his residence in Heron Lake,
Minnesota on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 61 years, five months, and four days.

Darvin was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake where he was baptized and confirmed.  Darvin was a loving and devoted son, brother, and uncle.  He truly loved
spending time with his family and friends, especially his nieces, and nephews.  Darvin had an adventurous spirit, and a tremendous sense of humor, never hesitating to tell a joke.  Darvin treasured his friends as much as his family and had a heart as big as his
personality.  Darvin was also known for naming his cars, his
favorite of them all was Marilyn.

Darvin is survived by his sister Mavis (Gary) Lutterman, of
Gaylord, Minnesota; his sister-in-law Eileen Schmit of Dalton,
Minnesota; his nieces and nephews, Steven Lutterman, Darin
Lutterman, Angela Weber, Deb Grote, Laurie Schmit (Redmond), Tony Schmit, Terry Schmit, Chris Schmit, Carrie Harthun, Brian Schmit, and Kathy Etten; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Darvin is preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers, Dean and Virgil.

Blessed be the memory of Darvin Michael Schmit.


2 Guestbook Entries for “Darvin M. Schmit”

  • Very sad to hear about Darv passing away. He was one of my closest Heron Lake friends and one that I would seek out on my infrequent visits back to HL. Sadly we had not connected for a few years.
    Growing up our small group would create our own entertainment, and we all have a long list of crazy escapades which continue to amaze my acquaintances and family. The most frequent comeback is, “How and why did you ever think of doing that?”
    Great guy, great friend, I’ll miss him forever.
    Doug Freking

  • Had the pleasure of getting to know Darvin when we worked together. I’ll always remember his fondness for diet Coke and our shared love of Fleetwood Mac. He was a fantastic guy with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

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