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Marlene Schmidt

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Marlene M. Schmidt

Marelene Schmidt, 81, of Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Marlene Mae Johnson was born on October 6, 1934, to Laverne C. Johnson and Marguerite (Lundgren) Johnson in Worthington, Minnesota. She was one of 8 children, including sister Diana and brothers Steven and Dennis. During her younger years, Marlene's family and her grandparents managed a farm together in Fosston, MN.

Marlene married Dwayne J. Schmidt on January 31, 1958. The couple spent their lives together in Worthington, MN; Mitchell, SD; and Houston, TX; before finally settling in Sioux Falls, SD

She was a lifelong homemaker, an avid reader and walker, and also a skilled puzzle solver.

Marlene shared her life with husband Dwayne; three sons, Mike Skare, Rapid City, SD; Jeff (Jenny), Scandia, MN; Gary (Paula), Sioux Falls, SD; three daughters, Tracy, Hermitage, TN; Gail (Dave) Buck, Mitchell, SD; LeAnn (Rick) Barlow, Schaumburg, IL; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dwayne, son Mike, daughter Gail, and brother Steve.

The family will be holding private services.
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 21, 2016
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