Barbara "Bobbie" Schmid, age 86, of Bellwood, Nebraska died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the david place nursing home in David City.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, rural Bellwood. Vigil is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the church. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and continues from 9:30 to 10:30 Saturday at the church. Burial at Presentation Cemetery, rural Bellwood.

Barbara A. Schmid was born April 24, 1931 in Schuyler, Nebraska 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 August 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.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Larry) Ward of Louisiana, Marla (Robert) Bock of Bellwood; sons Aaron (Jackie) Schmid of Bellwood; 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; 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, 2 nieces: Katie and Mary Brown.

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