Lois A. Schmidt


Funeral services for Lois A. Schmidt, 92, of Wisner, will be held on Monday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Burial will be in the Wisner Cemetery.  

The family suggests that memorials be directed to Wisner Fire and Rescue.

Lois died Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Wisner Care Center.

Lois Ann Schmidt was born July 2, 1931 in Pender to William and Adeline (Beineke) Siebrandt.  She was baptized on July 19, 1931 and later confirmed on June 18, 1944 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pender.  Lois attended Cuming County Rural School District #59.

On Nov. 25, 1951 she married Ralph Schmidt at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pender.  The couple lived and farmed near Bancroft, until 1962, when they moved to the farm near Altona.

Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner. She enjoyed cooking, and her sour cream raisin pie was a favorite, gardening, and her embroidery work she shared with everyone. Lois received several ribbons for her embroidery entered at the Cuming County Fair.  Her family was near and dear to Lois.

Survivors include her children and their families, daughter, Peggy and Larry Steinkamp of Waukee, Iowa; son, Roger Schmidt of Billings, Montana; daughter, Cindy and Stan Nathan of Hoskins; son, Clark and Patty Schmidt of Billings, Montana; daughter, Carol and Paul Wilson of Grimes, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Siebrandt of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Alvin Sorensen of Bancroft and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Adeline Siebrandt; husband-Ralph Schmidt;  siblings, Ervin (Delores) Siebrandt, Laura Sorensen, Dorothy (Bob) Hinrichs and Glenn Siebrandt, uncle, Henry Siebrandt, and nephews (Godsons) Randy Hinrichs and Mike Schmidt.