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Delphine Kathryn SchmidtCELEBRANT
Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly
Organist ~ Georgianne Pravecek
Soloist ~ Linda Kronaizl
St. George Choir
Members of the Scotland Red Hat Society
Delphine Kathryn Schmidt was born on Friday, March 2, 1934 on a farm near Scotland, the sixth daughter born to John and Katie (Mehrer) Weidenbach. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1952, after which she received her teaching certificate and taught school for one year and worked as a telephone operator. On August 23, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald Schmidt. They moved to California while Don was stationed there with the U.S. Army. After spending seven years living in Arizona, they returned to the Scotland area and farmed for 23 years. They retired in 1995, and a highlight of their retirement was a 50th wedding anniversary trip with her entire family to Branson, Missouri in 2005. Delphine was a very devoted Catholic and lived her life for her faith and her family. She was a member of St. George Altar Society and the National Catholic Society of Foresters and spent much time volunteering at the church. She also donated her time and talents to the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland and the National Historical Society. She was also a member of the LEE Committee, the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Scotland Red Hat Society. Her greatest joys were living to see her grandson get married and the birth of her first great-grandson. Delphine passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at her residence in Scotland after a courageous bout with cancer at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 25 days.
Delphine’s memory will be cherished by her husband of 56 years, Donald, of Scotland; four children: Brian Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona, Tim Schmidt of Chamberlain, Susan (Marc) Bies of Yankton and Mary (Scott) Novak of O’Neill, Nebraska; eight grandchildren: Rebecca Schmidt, Nicole Schmidt, Joshua (Lia) Bies, Betsy Bies, Jacob Bies, Sarah Novak, Tony (Anna) Novak, and Zachary Novak; one great-grandson, Ryder Novak; and one sister, Adeline (Neil) Bjorum of Holland, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Weidenbach, and four sisters: Alta Orth, Inez Weidenbach, Luella Gall and Irene Gall.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Scotland Library, which will be used to purchase books for the visually impaired.
Don, Charleen and I were sorry to read about Delphine's death and we send you our prayers and condolences. Don Weidenbach
Don Weidenbach Feb 10 2012 7:11 PM
Dear Uncle Don, Brian, Tim, Susan, Mary, and your families, What a beautiful and moving tribute to Aunt Delly. Brought tears to see her and family over the years. I always loved our visits to South Dakota. And the many "lunches"! Aunt Delphine had such sweet nature. I treasure my memories and know that you will miss her always.
Laurie Bjorum Kimball Feb 7 2012 8:10 PM
Tim, Brian, Susan and Mary I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother and father were so kind to both my parents and the last few years helped my mother tremendously. your mother was such a wonderful lady, she will be missed! Sheila
Sheila Gemar Feb 4 2012 6:04 PM
Susan, I just heard that your mom passed away. I am so sorry to hear that - she was a lovely lady. I was just thinking about her the other day. Take care, Donna
Donna (Goeken) Kirkpatrick Feb 3 2012 12:03 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember all the great times I spent at your house growing up.
Carol (Stewart) Halseth Jan 31 2012 3:00 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of loss.
Joe and Laurie LaBarge Jan 31 2012 7:43 AM
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Denise Hyland
Denise Hyland Jan 30 2012 7:59 AM
Tim, I am thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Cherish your memories and remember we keep our loved ones alive in our hearts......Cindy
Cindy Gall Nichols Jan 30 2012 7:57 AM
Don, Brian, Tim, Mary, Susan and all of your Families: I so wish I could be there to help in sending Delly on. I can just see her pouring coffee for my Dad, maybe with a slice of one of her wonderful desserts. Her voice in the distance saying "Girls, it's time to get up" every time that we needed to get out of bed for Sunday Mass after a night of no sleep. She even made cleaning chickens fun (well, except when she served them for dinner that same night). We will all remember with love and laughter your wife, Mother, Gramma and Friend. Prayers and hugs are with you! Carla, Tom, Patrick and Becca Sweeney
Carla Sweeney (Bowyer) Jan 29 2012 3:51 PM
Susan and Mary, I wish more than anything that I could be there with/for you both right now, having been in that situation myself. Know that I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I was glad that I was able to see your mom last summer at Josh & Lia's wedding, and have that nice memory of her in my mind. Take care. Hope we can get together soon. Love, Tracey
Tracey Huisinga Jan 29 2012 3:14 PM