March 31, 1932 – September 8, 2021
Laverne Schmale, 89, of Schuyler, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Nye Point in Fremont, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler, Nebraska, with the Rev. Day Hefner officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday, Sept. 17. Committal will be in Schuyler Cemetery and lunch will follow committal in the church hall. Services will be livestreamed on Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook page.
Laverne was born on March 31, 1932, in North Bend, Nebraska, to Louis and Joesphine (Bobek) Semrad. On Oct. 16, 1954, she married Amiel Schmale at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler. They lived and raised their family in Schuyler.
Laverne went to Platte Junior College in Columbus and became a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was proud of her service as a Sunday School teacher and member of the Altar Committee.
Laverne is survived by her daughter, JoEllen Day of Fremont; two sons, Leigh (Julie) Schmale of Murdock and Lynn (Kristine) Schmale of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Brooke Day and Dylan (Chelsey) Kaup, Tyler Schmale, Megan (Alan) Barnes, Trenton (Emily) Schmale, Ethan Schmale and Layton Schmale; great-grandchildren, Blake Kaup, Logan Barnes and Max and Bea Schmale; one sister, Loretta Kruse of Olympia, Washington; sister-in-law, Carol Lewis of Fremont; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amiel in 1995; and sister, Laramie Meisner.
Memorials to the church or family for future designation.
Kracl Funeral Chapel of Schuyler in charge of arrangements.