Verna Schmidt 92 of Webster passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday September 1, 2012.
Her funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday September 5, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Webster. Visitation will be 5 7 P.M. Tuesday at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster and an hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Fiksdalfuneral.com
Verna Dorothy Prieb was born August 27, 1920 to William and Lena (Schwartz) Prieb on the family farm near Butler. Verna attended rural schools in the Butler and Bristol area. She graduated from Webster High School in 1937. July 4, 1942, she became engaged to Marlin Schmidt, and shortly thereafter he left to serve in WWII overseas. He returned in December, 1945, and they were married on December 20, 1945.
Marlin and Verna began their married life farming. Verna was a hard worker. She raised large gardens, canned, froze, and butchered much of the family food. She was also the bookkeeper for the farming business. Marlin and Verna farmed until 1970, when they sold the family farm and moved into Webster. As Marlin began other business ventures, she once again was bookkeeper, cooked for the workers, and was involved in the business.
Throughout her life, she served faithfully at Webster United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher, Church Treasurer, served for Kiwanis, Womens Circle, and other places where she was needed. Verna was a resident of Bethesda Home for the last several years.
She is survived by her husband, Marlin, and her children: Marilyn Nelson, Webster, Linda Buchko, Rapid City, SD, and Howard (Joni) Schmidt, Loveland, Co. Her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren are: Lisa (Tim )Mawdsley and Alyssa, Grimes, IA; Dan (Liz) Buchko, Rapid City, SD; Chris Nelson, Whitewood, SD and his son, Stone; Becca Murray, and Taylor, Camden and Dylan, Redfield, SD; Matt Buchko, Rapid City, SD; Howie Schmidt, USD, Vermillion, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Kenneth and Leslie.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to: United Methodist Church, c/o Book of Golden Memories fund, 105 East 9th Ave., Webster, SD 57274.