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Henry Schmeichel, 87, of Salem passed away on Saturday, July 5 at Golden Living in Salem. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 10 at Salem Lutheran Church at Center. Visitation will begin at 9 am on Wednesday with family present from 6-8 pm and a 7 pm prayer service all at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.
Henry Schmeichel was born on April 12, 1927 to August and Elsie (Feidler) Schmeichel in Freeman, SD. He attended school in Marion, SD and when he was finished with school he began working on the farm. On June 2, 1946 he married Frieda Schaeffer. They farmed and raised their family north of Salem. Frieda passed away in 2012.
Hank was a member of Salem Lutheran Church at Center and was also a member of Farmer's Union.
Survivors include his sons, Gerald (Lavonne) and Larry (Mary Lou) all of Salem and Allen of Humboldt; two daughters, Shirley (Robert) McCormick of Sioux Falls and Patricia (Steve) Kayser of Crooks; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roy (Rose) of Sioux Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Frieda, and two brothers, Garhardt and Milton. www.kinzleyfh.com
Kinzley Funeral Home
500 N Main St
Salem, SD 57058
Published in The Argus Leader from July 6 to July 7, 2014