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Donna Schmidt

January 10, 1930 — October 4, 2017

Donna Schmidt, 87, a lifetime Sidney
resident, passed away October 4, 2017.
Born January 10, 1930 to Goldwin (Blip)
H. and Francis (Burgess) Doran. Donna
lived in Sidney through high school and
then attended the University
of Nebraska Lincoln, where
she majored in music. After
college she returned to
Sidney and married Carl John
Schmidt on December 28th,

Donna and Carl raised
their three children in Sidney
and were the owner/ operators
of the Cheyenne County
Abstract Company for over
40 years. Donna sold the business after
Carl’s death and she remained in Sidney
until 2 years ago when she moved to
Greeley, CO, to be close to family, residing
at Grace Pointe Assisted Living Center
until death.

Donna enjoyed reading, charity work,
music and, of course, her church. She
was a long time member of the Light
Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sidney
where she participated in the choir, as
well as being a church elder, deacon
and lay reader. At the University of
Nebraska she was a member of the
Mu Gamma Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon
(Professional Music Sorority) and Delta
Gamma Sorority. She was a long time
member of PEO, served on the Sidney
Public Library Board (1981-88), was a
member of the Master Chorale and delivered
Meals on Wheels for many years.
Coffee Club was very near
and dear to her heart.

Survived by daughter Lori
Schmidt, Ft. Collins, CO;
Son, R. Jay (Shelly) Schmidt,
Greeley,CO; daughter-in-law,
Elizabeth Schmidt, Omaha;
grandchildren, Jayna and
Derek Palmer, Carl Schmidt,
Doran Schmidt and Kellan
Schmidt; great-grandchildren,
Sage, Dante, Brogan
and Nevaeh.

She is preceded in death
by husband, Carl Schmidt and son Rick
L. Schmidt.

A memorial service will be held
Saturday October 21st at Light Memorial
Presbyterian Church, 1345 Linden St.,
Sidney, NE. Services will begin at 11:00
a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon.
Holechek Funeral Home will be handling
arrangements. Family members
will attend inurnment ceremony prior to
memorial service.

Memorials contributions may be made
in Donna’s name to Light Memorial
Presbyterian Church or The Alzheimer’s

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Schmidt family.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donna Schmidt, please visit our flower store.


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