BELLWOOD — Barbara "Bobbie" Schmid, 86, of Bellwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the David Place Nursing Home in David City.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in rural Bellwood. Burial was in Presentation Cemetery in rural Bellwood.

Barbara A. Schmid was born April 24, 1931, in Schuyler to Richard and Mildred (Janicek) Salak. She grew up in Schuyler where she graduated from Schuyler High in 1949. She married Ronald A. Schmid on Aug. 6, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Schuyler. After her marriage she lived her life as a farm wife working on the farm. Bobbie and Ronnie operated a 40,000-hen cage laying chicken operation from 1963 until 1990. After retiring from the poultry business she worked at the New World Inn for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in rural Bellwood. She enjoyed bowling on Friday nights for many years. She loved her flower gardens, which were enjoyed by many.

Survivors include her daughters, Lisa (Larry) Ward of Louisiana and Marla (Robert) Bock of Bellwood; sons, Aaron (Jackie) Schmid of Bellwood and Eric Schmid of Bellwood; grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Homan and Melinda Justus; great-grandchild, Kaiden Justus; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie (David) Brown of Schuyler; and niece and nephew, Jennifer Brown and Michael Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; parents, Richard and Mildred Salak; infant son, Shawn; and two nieces, Katie and Mary Brown.

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