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Mildred J. (Olson) Schemm

December 28, 1929 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 89)


Lifelong Sharon Springs, KS resident, Mildred J. Schemm, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, KS.

Mildred was born on December 28, 1929 in Neodesha, KS to Alben and Nellie (Sandstedt) Olson.  She was an only child.

Mildred attended school in Sharon Springs and graduated from Wallace County Community High School in 1947.  She then went on and attended one year of college at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS.  On November 26, 1950, Mildred married Dean Schemm in the Methodist Church in Sharon Springs.  To this union, three sons were born; Darrel, Rodney, and Kenneth. 

After Mildred and Dean were married, they moved to the farm south of Wallace where Dean had lived most of his life.  There they had a dairy farm and milked cows for 25 years and continued to farm until their retirement. 

For 75 years, Mildred served as the pianist and organist at the Sharon Springs Lutheran Church where she was a member.  She was also a member of the Dinas Community Club and the Music Club.  In her spare time, she enjoyed needlepoint, counted cross stitch and enjoyed helping Dean with woodworking.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, taking them fishing and water skiing. 

Preceding her in death were her parents and her son Kenneth.

She is survived by her loving husband Dean of 68 years, her two sons Darrel (Sandy) Schemm of Wallace County, KS,  Rodney (Cynthia) Schemm of Guymon, OK, and a daughter-in-law Delores Schemm of Wallace, KS.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends.

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July 29, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
327 N. Gardner Ave.
Sharon Springs, Kansas 67758

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

10:00 AM
Sharon Springs Lutheran Church
503 South Gardner Street
Sharon Springs, KS 67758


Sharon Springs Cemetery
1605 KS Hwy. 27
Sharon Springs, Kansas 67758


Ft. Wallace Memorial Assoc.
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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