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Wilma F. Schmeeckle

Wilma Schmeeckle, 74, former longtime Elwood resident, died Jan. 13, 1998, at her home in North Platte.

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.

The North Platte Telegraph



Published: 1/16/2021 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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