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Phyllis Schmeichel

Phyllis Schmeichel, 89, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00am Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with burial at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker. Visitation with family present will be from 5-7pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Phyllis A. Schmeichel was born on May 1, 1926 at Parker, SD to Charles and Ruth (Hartshorn) Eggelston. She graduated from Parker High School in 1944 and from Roberts Academy of Cosmetology. On May 2, 1948 she was united in marriage to Gerhardt Schmeichel at Parker. They farmed near Salem and in 1960 moved to Sioux Falls where she operated a beauty shop in her home. In 1967 they moved to Parker where they lived until 1988 when they moved back to Sioux Falls. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, an active volunteer at the VA Hospital, enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her husband Gerhardt died in 2009.

Grateful for having shared his life are her 2 children, Bob (Sandy) Schmeichel, Sioux Falls, and Linda (Jim) Richardson, Vermillion; 5 grandchildren, Nicole (Ronny), Beau, Brad (Kristin), Mindy (Mike), and Matt; and 5 great grandchildren, Olivia, Ruby, Pierce, Wynn, and Westyn. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, Delmar and a sister, Shirley.

Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 3, 2015
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