Clara Marie Schmidt passed away on June 15, 2018, at the age of 82. Clara lived in El Dorado Hills, CA, with her husband, Alan. Clara was born in Forestburg, SD, on June 13, 1936, to the late Blanche and Carl Schwemle. She married Alan Schmidt on August 19, 1956. After graduating from Forestburg High School, Clara attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Throughout her life, Clara was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, and she held a variety of jobs including church secretary, Census Bureau administrator and bank teller. Most importantly, Clara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a smile that would light up the room. She was an accomplished seamstress and artist, and especially enjoyed water color painting. Clara is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alan, daughters, Debra (Wayne) and Stephani (Ken), six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her sister Phyllis, and brothers Donald and David. A memorial service for Clara will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 7th, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Granite Bay, CA. A service will also be held on Saturday, July 28th at 11am at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Fairfax, MN, with interment immediately following at Fort Ridgely State cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts please direct donations in memory of Clara to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746, or to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 406 1st St SE, Fairfax, MN 55332.