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Margaret "Peggy" Schmidt

January 7, 1935 — July 29, 2013

Peggy Ann Schmidt went to meet her loving Lord and Savior on Jul. 29, 2013. Peggy passed away at Community Hospital in McCook.

She was born in Rutland, Vermont on Jan. 7, 1935. She grew up in the New England states where she was raised by her mother, Margaret and father, Paul Martel along with her three brothers: Robert, Morris and Wayne. On Nov. 6, 1955, she was married to Clifford Eugene Schmidt. To this union three children were born: Les, Brenda and Brett.

Peggy worked as a caregiver for many years. For nine years she was a Teachers Aid at Republican Valley Schools; for 18 years she was in high demand as an in-home Caregiver for the elderly.

Peggy enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and playing bingo. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Indianola.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, husband Cliff, daughter-in-law Nancy, and great-grandson Jayce.

She is survived by her children, Les Schmidt of Indianola; Brenda Hinz and husband, Troy of Clayton, Indiana; Brett Schmidt and wife, Lori of McCook; 12 grandchildren: Rochelle (Scott), Kirby (Josh), Mishae, Brettani, Tiara, Noah, Elijah, Laurel, Benjamin, Lainey, Ethan and Chance; and five great-grandchildren: Bryson, Anisten, Holden, Kardyn and Hudson. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Ruth Palensky of Indianola, NE as well as many extended family.

Funeral services will be on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook, Gerald Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will follow in the Grove Cemetery at Indianola, NE.

Public visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00.

Memorials may be left to Hillcrest Nursing Home Foundation P.O. Box 1087 McCook, NE 69001.

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