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 Rodney Eugene Schmit

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Rodney Eugene Schmit

Birth
Andover, Day County, South Dakota, USA
Death
28 Oct 2005 (aged 71)
Selby, Walworth County, South Dakota, USA
Burial
Andover, Day County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID
12238339 View Source

Selby - Funeral services for Rodney Schmit, 70, of Selby will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic church in Selby. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:30 until the conclusion of a prayer service to be held at 7:30 at the church. Burial will be in All Saints Catholic cemetery at Andover, S.D. Kesling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rodney passed away on Oct. 28 at his home in Selby. Rodney Eugene Schmit was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Andover, S.D., to Nick and Pearl (Kraai) Schmit. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Andover. After his schooling Rodney entered the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. On Jan. 26, 1963, he married Sharon Zimmerman and they were married for 40 years before Sharon's death. Rodney worked for the Milwaukee railroad for over 20 years and then became a federal railroad inspector until his retirement in July 1997. He later worked for the Department of Transportation. His jobs took him to several states. Rodney enjoyed playing cards, traveling, farming and spending time with his grandson and grand nephews. Rodney never met a stranger, as he loved to chat with most anyone. He is survived by one son, Jeff, his wife Amy and grandson Kyle of Papillion, Neb.; four sisters, Jane Mattson, Karen (Roger) Buchholz and Alyce (Henry) Harich, all of Spearfish, S.D., and Carolyn Schmit of Selby, S.D.; two brothers, Richard of Seattle, Wash., and Allen (Leslie) of Bismarck, N.D.; and special nephew, Jack (Sharon) Schmit of Bloomington, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, two sons, Timothy and Jonathan, and one daughter, Terri Lynn, who died at birth. Casketbearers are Dan Gooding, Greg Schmit, Darren Rau, Jack Schmit, Ronald Schmit and Alan Rau. Honorary bearers are all of Rodney's family and friends. Ushers will be Tom Schmit and Steve Schmit. Organist will be Deb Dumdie. Soloist will be Bill Thorstenson singing “On Eagles Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns led by St. Anthony's Choir.
Published in the Aberdeen News on 11/2/2005.

Selby - Funeral services for Rodney Schmit, 70, of Selby will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic church in Selby. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:30 until the conclusion of a prayer service to be held at 7:30 at the church. Burial will be in All Saints Catholic cemetery at Andover, S.D. Kesling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rodney passed away on Oct. 28 at his home in Selby. Rodney Eugene Schmit was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Andover, S.D., to Nick and Pearl (Kraai) Schmit. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Andover. After his schooling Rodney entered the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. On Jan. 26, 1963, he married Sharon Zimmerman and they were married for 40 years before Sharon's death. Rodney worked for the Milwaukee railroad for over 20 years and then became a federal railroad inspector until his retirement in July 1997. He later worked for the Department of Transportation. His jobs took him to several states. Rodney enjoyed playing cards, traveling, farming and spending time with his grandson and grand nephews. Rodney never met a stranger, as he loved to chat with most anyone. He is survived by one son, Jeff, his wife Amy and grandson Kyle of Papillion, Neb.; four sisters, Jane Mattson, Karen (Roger) Buchholz and Alyce (Henry) Harich, all of Spearfish, S.D., and Carolyn Schmit of Selby, S.D.; two brothers, Richard of Seattle, Wash., and Allen (Leslie) of Bismarck, N.D.; and special nephew, Jack (Sharon) Schmit of Bloomington, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, two sons, Timothy and Jonathan, and one daughter, Terri Lynn, who died at birth. Casketbearers are Dan Gooding, Greg Schmit, Darren Rau, Jack Schmit, Ronald Schmit and Alan Rau. Honorary bearers are all of Rodney's family and friends. Ushers will be Tom Schmit and Steve Schmit. Organist will be Deb Dumdie. Soloist will be Bill Thorstenson singing “On Eagles Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns led by St. Anthony's Choir.
Published in the Aberdeen News on 11/2/2005.


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