Aug. 22, 1932-Oct.1, 2018
Marcy Schmid passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the Hospital in David City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4211 B Road in Bellwood, with Rev. Ben Holdren, celebrant. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 with a 7 p.m. rosary at Kracl Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. on Monday at the church. Committal will be in the Marietta Cemetery in Bellwood, with lunch following at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Bellwood. Memorials can be made in care of the family for future designation.
Marcella Schmid was born to James and Caroline (Novak) Kouma in Dwight on Aug. 22, 1932. She attended Dwight area schools. Before getting married, she worked at JC Penny in Columbus. On April 28, 1953, Marcy married Bernard Schmid at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellwood. She and Bernard lived on the family farm where they raised their six children. After the children were grown, Marcy cleaned houses in Columbus until her health no longer allowed. She loved being outdoors, in the garden and caring for her flowers. She especially loved watching her family grow and spending time with her grandkids. Marcy was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the PCCW.
Marcy is survived by her husband Bernard of Bellwood, daughter Nancy (Leon) Piitz of Brainard; three sons: Allan of Ulysses, Dale and Carol of David City, and Gary and Laurie of Bellwood; daughter-in-law Lisa Schmid of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Jim (Diane) Kouma of Duncan, Ed (Trudy) Kouma of Lincoln; two sisters, Mary Ann (Jack) Koscove of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Emily (George) Klein of Chadron; two sisters-in-law, LaVonne Kouma of Bellwood and Doris Kouma of Gladewater, Texas; and a brother-in-law Walt Long of Phoenix.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolee; two sons: infant Timothy and son Greg; two brothers Ray and Jerome Kouma, and a sister Terri Long.