Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

Delores Schmit buried Thursday

Mass of Christian Burial for Delores C. Schmit, 85, of Creighton, formerly of Osmond, was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Osmond. Celebrant was Father Jeremy Hans of Creighton. Songs by St. Mary’s choir included “Here I Am Lord,” “Servants Song,” “Gift Of Finest Wheat,” “Supper Of The Lord,” “Ave Maria” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Sue Wingert was organist. Pallbearers were Jim Schmit, Jerry Schmit, Dave Pierce, Lyle Ruzicka, Mat Gubbels and Marlene Bittner. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. An honor guard was formed by St. Mary’s Christian Mothers.
Lector was John Schmit, with Joe Schmit and Ray Gubbels as communion ministers. Servers were Robert Aschoff and Alex Vinson. Gift bearers were Katie, Nathan and Kristen Schmit. The pall and Christian symbol were placed by Delores’ children, Be, Kenny, Annette, Maria, Brian and Bruce.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the church. Arrangements were by Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Osmond.
Mrs. Schmit died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Avera Creighton Care Center in Creighton.
Delores was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Winnetoon to Andrew and Lucy (Mecke) Meyer. She attended country school and graduated in 1948 from St. Ludger’s Catholic High School in Creighton. Delores taught school from 1948 to 1961 in Knox and Pierce Counties. She married Richard Schmit Aug. 18, 1958, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre. The couple spent most of their married life living in Osmond. Delores continued teaching from 1972 to 1981 at St. Mary’s Catholic School and was also the S.R.A teacher. Her 14 grandchildren brought her much joy. She enjoyed oil painting and crocheting and made countless afghans, doilies and tablecloths. The past nine years were spent living in Creighton. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers, Ladies’ Guild and E.M.H.C, Osmond EMTs, the Bit O’ Diversion Club and the National Catholic Society Of Foresters, of which she was a former junior director, sales representative and recording secretary.

Survivors include her children, Beata and husband Tom Rudloff of Norfolk, Kenneth Schmit and wife Brenda of Omaha, Annette and husband Tim Ott of Blair, Maria and husband Win Lander of Omaha, Bryan Schmit and wife Donna of Garnett, KS, and Bruce Schmit and wife Karen of Omaha; 14 grandchildren, Josh and Aaron Rudloff, Adam and Brandon Schmit, Alex, Natalie and Michaela Ott, Chris and Emily Lander, Jenna, Katie, Nathan and Kristen Schmit and Katelyn Schmit; two sisters, Evelyn Pierce of Verdigre and Phyllis Cannon of Mountain Home, ID, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, May 30, 2014; her parents, Andrew and Lucy Meyer, and three sisters, Eva Ruzicka, Gertrude Ruzicka