Lucille Schmidt, age 101, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospice in Yankton.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on January 5, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Kwen Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in rural Yankton. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Lucille was born May 30, 1916 on the family farm near Utica, South Dakota to Fred and Jennie (Fisher) Schurtz. She attended country school and graduated from Yankton High School in 1934. Lucille then obtained her teaching certificate from Mount Marty College and taught country schools in Yankton County. She lived with the Otto Kabeiseman family while attending high school and college. On June 1, 1940, Lucille married Peter Schmidt in Pierce, Nebraska. After their marriage, they lived on a farm in Yankton County and Lucille continued to teach. In the mid 1970s, they moved into Yankton and she worked for Gurney's Seed and Nursery and later Montgomery Ward. Lucille was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Martha's Circle. She loved cooking, visiting with her friends and working in her garden and flower bed. Lucille treasured her grandchildren and great grandson. She was well loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Lucille is survived by her son, Roger (Susan) Schmidt of Oak Grove, MO; two grandchildren, Shane Schmidt of Blue Springs, MO and Heather Schmidt of Oak Grove; one great grandson, Dylan Lee Schmidt of Blue Springs; sister, Evelyn Timm of Yankton; brother, William Schurtz of Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter on September 30, 1986; two grandsons, Billy Joe and Austin Schmidt; sister, Marguerite (Elmer) Miley; brother-in-law, Garland Timm; niece, Judy Miley and nephew, Gene Miley.
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Lucille helped raise our mother, and was always a part of our lives. We always enjoyed coming and visiting with her, and having her take us around. She was always full of life, and stories. She will be missed. She and her family will be in our prayers!
Lucille was my dearest and forever friend who did, indeed, help raise me. We always considered her a treasured part of our family and miss her tremendously. My deepest sympathy and prayers to her family
Marietta (Kabeiseman) Munster
I'm so glad I got to see you Aunt Lucille when I moved back home. I'll always remember the fun times me and my sistersaka "the girls" had at your house with you and Uncle Pete. I know he's happy to see you again. I love you and will miss you!
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