Joyce Mae <I>Eilts</I> Schmidt

Joyce Mae Eilts Schmidt

Birth
Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska, USA
Death 14 Feb 2013 (aged 67)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 105334664 · View Source
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Joyce Mae Schmidt, Fairbury, NE., went to her final resting place on February 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Lincoln, NE., due to health complications. Joyce was born March 1, 1945 to Bernard and Eleanor (Fishell) Eilts.

Joyce made Fairbury Nebraska her home her entire life. She was a student of Fairbury (NE.) Public Schools, Class of 1963. On March 4, 1961 she married Gary Schmidt to which this union three children were born. Throughout her life she worked at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Wonderbread thrift store, and then she became a partner in owning and operating Schmidt's Milk Route, later to be known as Schmidt's Inc, with her husband. Earlier in her life she enjoyed sewing, bowling, and dancing with her husband. Later, she enjoyed traveling, games of chance, and activities with her kids and grandkids. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairbury.

Joyce is survived by: daughter, Kim Bush and husband Alan, son, Kevin and wife Monica, all of Fairbury, NE.; duaghter, Kendra Weers and husband Darin of Diller, NE. Grandchildren include Dustin Schmidt, Nathan Schmidt and fiance' Lindsey Krings, Devan Schmidt, and Kaitlin Bush, all of Fairbury, NE. Neleigh, Esdon, and Myleigh Weers of Diller, NE.; Great Grandchildren, Malik, Kelbie, Meigha, and Easton; Sisters, Connie Hoover, Marcia Kirchoff and husband Greg, all of Wilber, NE., Sherrie Shultz and husband James, of Fairbury, NE., Carol Dormer and husband Jim of Lincoln, NE.; Brother Sidney Eilts of Fairbury, NE.; Brothers-in-law, Leonard Gastmann of Lincoln, NE., Dennis Schmidt and wife Cathy of Robinson, Kansas., Roger Schmidt and wife Sharon, Jim Schmidt and wife Janice, all of Fairbury, NE., Harry Schmidt and wife Joan of Beatrice, NE.; Sisters-in-law, Marilee Perri of Chatsworth, CA., Mary Wiegert and husband Harold, Cheryl Swartz and husband Mike all of Fairbury, Janet Jantzen and husband Ron of Jansen, NE., Barb Alwin and husband Steve of Colby, KS., Fay Malchow and husband Roy of Beatrice, NE.; and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce is preceeded in death by husband of 51 years; parents; sister, Lois Huffman-Gastmann; brothers, Jim Eilts and Leo Huffman and nephew Ronnie Walker.

Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, NE.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 105334664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joyce Mae Eilts Schmidt (1 Mar 1945–14 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105334664, citing Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .