Wilma F. Schmeeckle
Wilma Schmeeckle, 74, former longtime Elwood
resident, died Jan. 13, 1998, at her home in
She was born Aug. 7, 1923, at Farnam to
William and Verna Stigler Fritz. She attended
rural school at District 49 in Dawson County.
On Sept. 27, 1943, she married Henry Schmeeckle
at Norton, Kan. The couple lived on farmsites
near Eustis before moving to rural Elwood in
1959. In 1975, they moved to Elwood.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1993.
Mrs. Schmeeckle had made her home in North
Platte since 1993.
She was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran
Church. She bowled on the Grandma League and
was active in volunteer work.
Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl
(Larry) Brell and Cherese (Kerry) Barnes,
both of Smithfield, and Christie (Joe) Jennings
of Curtis; two sons, Doug (Jan) of Elwood and
Larry (Gloria) of Smithfield; two sisters,
Eva Hyatt of Elwood and Kathryn Puls of
Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Earl Fritz of
North Platte; 15 grandchildren; two
stepgrandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Beautiful
Savior Lutheran Church in North Platte with
Pastor Robert C. Kuefner Jr. officiating.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at
the Elwood Cemetery.
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