Louise E. Schmidt, 94

Louise E. Schmidt, age 94 of Merna, died Thursday Feb.13, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Care Home in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dawn Black officiating and rites by the Broken Bow D.O.E.S. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Broken Bow D.O.E.S. Louise E. Schmidt was born May 1, 1919, in the Cliff Table Community, west of Merna, to Loren and Lizzie (Milligan) White. She attended school at Cliff Table and later Merna High School. May 29, 1941, Louise was married to Raymond Schmidt at Broken Bow. In 1945, Louise and Raymond purchased a farm on Cliff Table from Carl Rose. Here they lived and raised their two sons; Wayne and Dale. Wayne died in an accident in 1966. Raymond died in 1989. Louise continued to live on the farm until the fall of 2013, when her health required her to move to Heritage Hall Care Home. Louise loved to travel. Her and Raymond, and later Dale spent many winters in Arizona. She was always ready for a trip to the Casino. In her younger years, Louise enjoyed sewing and knitting. Louise was a charter member of the Broken Bow D.O.E.S. and was a member of the S.O.S. club. Louise is survived by her son Dale of Merna, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Wayne; her husband, Raymond; her brother, Floyd, and her sister, Rema. Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 20, 2014