Deborah J. Schmit, 61, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota. Deborah was born on August 26, 1952 to Edwin and Betty (Murray) Schmit in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes. Deborah worked as a LPN at Emmanuel Nursing Home for the last 25 years. Deborah's main focus in life was her son and her grandchildren. She loved visiting and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed. Deborah is survived by her son, Mark Schmit and daughter-in-law, Kristine Buringrud both of Detroit Lakes, MN; two grandchildren, Brook Duty and Nichole Schmit; three brothers, Larry Murray of Lake Park, MN; Kevin (Karen) McDonald of Detroit Lakes, MN; Keith (Teresa) McDonald of Mapleton, ND; one sister, Dianna (William) Sandsmark of Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Schmit of Detroit Lakes, MN; stepfather, Ronald McDonald of Detroit Lakes, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Richard Peck and Gary Schmit.