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Laura M. Schmitz, 85

Posted: 21 January, 2013

Funeral Services for Laura M. Schmitz, 85, of O’Neill will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. Burial will be in the O’Neill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Wednesday at
Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 4:30 PM Catholic Daughters Rosary and a 7:00 PM Parish Rosary.  Laura passed away early Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Careage of Wayne in Wayne, NE.   Memorials may be made to the family.
Laura was born April 3, 1927 in Neligh, NE the eldest daughter of Henry and Mildred (James) Lampman. She attended District 8 and Anoka District 40 before graduating grade school in 1940 at St. Peter and Paul School in Butte, NE.  She then graduated from St. Josephs High School in Milwaukee, WI.  Laura married Bernard Schmitz on May 12, 1953 in Spencer, NE.  They moved to O’Neill in 1953 where she worked for JC Penny’s for over eighteen years, retiring in May of 1992.  Bernard preceded her in death on December 16, 2003 after 50 years of marriage.
Laura was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a life member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by two sons, Tom and wife Cindy of Wayne, and Ron of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren, Christina and her husband Jess Schlautman of Fremont, NE, Corey Schmitz and wife Erin of Chandler, AZ; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Thomassen of O’Neill, and Dorothy Jons of Minden; one brother, Raymond Lampman and his wife Marilyn of Axtell.
She was preceded by; her parents, husband, infant son, James Michael, and brother Paul Lampman.  
Memorials to the family.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
O’Neill, NE
10:30 A.M. – Thursday
January 24, 2013
Rev. Luke Steffes
Pianist ~Toni Schneider.
Singers ~ St. Patrick’s Funeral Choir
Jerry Jons   Larry Jons
Robert Jons   David Anderson
Dennis Lampson  Roger Lampman
O’Neill Calvary Cemetery
O’Neill, NE

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