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Brenda Ilene Schmidt, 74, of O'Neill, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a prayer service.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill.
Burial was in the St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Ewing.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Brenda was born in Orchard on March 21, 1948 to Anthony and Irene (Park) Mudloff. She enjoyed growing up on the farm with her older sister Leona. She attended school in Page where she made lifelong friends.
Brenda met her husband, Owen “Smitty” Schmidt in school. From then on, they created a beautiful life together. They were married on Nov. 16, 1968 and had three children Raymond "Tony", Todd and Tracy.
Brenda went to the Grand Island School of Beauty to become a beautician. In the 53 years of doing hair, so many clients became family.
Brenda also enjoyed keeping up with all of her family and friends' special moments, no matter what their relationship looked like. She absolutely loved Facebook so she could see what everyone was up to and how they were doing. She especially loved sharing all of their posts so that she could go back and look at them whenever she wanted. She always made sure to let her family know that she was proud of them and loved them deeply, and love deeply she did.
Brenda had an ornery side too. She loved telling jokes and playing pranks on her family and friends. Countless times, in many public settings, that "machine" or rubber chicken made an appearance. There is no doubt that her funny, loving spirit will be missed by many.
Brenda is survived by her three children, Raymond "Tony" Schmidt, Tracy (Brandon) Baker and Todd (Kristine) Schmidt; five grandchildren Jordan (Luke) Lyons, Sabrina (Cory) Donley, Blake Krysl (special friend Emily Eacker), Taylor Schmidt and Jessica Schmidt; three great-grandchildren Dominic Krysl, Huxton Donley and Olivia Lyons; one sister Leona Prokop; one sister-in-law Sharon Babl; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Irene Mudloff; husband Owen “Smitty” Schmidt; mother- and father-in-law, Raymond and Alice Schmidt; two brothers-in-law,Tom (Cheryl) Schmidt and Elwin Babl; and an infant brother.
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