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Selma “Sally” Schmit

March 26, 2019 GMT

Selma “Sally” Schmit

July 25, 1930 -- March 23, 2019

Selma S. “Sally” Schmit, 88, formerly of Bellwood, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at david place in David City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at St. Peter’s Church, with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Interment will be in St. Peter and Mary’s-Presentation Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church of rural Bellwood, Bellwood Volunteer Fire Department, or to the wishes of the family.

Selma Schmit was born July 25, 1930, in Shelby, to Fred and Sophie (Dobesh) Polacek. She attended Cottonwood School near Surprise, and graduated from David City High School in 1946. Selma took normal training to be a teacher. She taught school at three different country schools in Butler County over a period of five years. Selma married Dwaine Schmit on March 29, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby. Selma was a farm wife, raising their seven children. She loved gardening, quilting, and traveling. They retired to Meridian Gardens in Columbus in 2016.

Selma was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph’s Altar Society, local Extension Club, Mother of Twins Club, and Friendship Star Quilt Club. Selma was a 4-H leader and a member of the Platte Valley Cattlewomen Auxiliary. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Selma is survived by daughter, Sandra (Sod) Rech of David City; daughter, Janet (Galen) Bock of Bellwood; daughter, Barbara (Dan) Petrik of David City; daughter, Victoria (Jerry) Johnson of Green Valley, Arizona; son, Nick (Cheryl) Schmit of Bellwood; son, Joe Schmit of Bellwood; daughter, Jacqueline (Patrick) Hoeft of David City; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother, Delmar (Evelyn) Polacek of Surprise; sisters-in-law, Marie Homan and Cecelia Smith of Omaha; sister-in-law, Jeanie (Theo) Kayser-Jones of San Francisco; brothers-in-law, Harry (Sharon) Schmit and Loran (Rene) Schmit of Bellwood.

She is preceded in death by parents, Fred and Sophie Polacek; husband, Dwaine Schmit; nephew, Mike Polacek; nephew, Tony Homan; niece Catalina Schmit; brothers-in-law,: George Homan, Thomas Smith and Bill Kayser; sister-in-law, Bernice (Les) Peck.

Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.