Feb. 21, 1956 - Oct. 13, 2012
INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Nancy Marie (Ogorzolka) Schmidt passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Gretna, Nebraska. She was 56 years old.
Nancy was born on Feb. 21, 1956, to Donald Paul and Nettie P. (Arendell) Ogorzolka. She graduated from Bartley High School with the class of 1974.
On March 24, 1979, she was united in marriage to Leslie L. Schmidt at St. John's Catholic Church in Cambridge. They made their home on a farm north of Indianola. Nancy was an integral part of the farming operation especially during harvest when she helped run the combine. She was also employed at Community Hospital for 33 years.
Family was very important to Nancy. While her daughters where attending college at Doane, Nancy spent hours on the road so she could attend their sporting events. She also enjoyed her four grandchildren. She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola and a member of St. Catherine's Altar Society.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Donald and Mariann Ogorzolka and Nettie and Page Voorhees, grandparents, Tony and Marie Ogorzolka and father-in-law, Clifford Schmidt.
Survivors include her husband, Leslie Schmidt of Indianola; daughter, Rochelle and husband, Scott Swanson; granddaughters, Anisten and Kardyn of Gretna, Nebraska; daughter, Kirby and husband, Josh Smith; grandsons, Bryson and Holden of Olathe, Kansas; brothers, Daniel and Nancy Ogorzolka of Fort Collins, Colorado, Eldon and Carol Ogorzolka of Lincoln, Nebraska, Lloyd and Mary Ogorzolka of Indianola and Todd and Dee Ogorzolka of Henderson, Nebraska; mother-in-law, Peggy Schmidt of McCook; brother-in-law Brett and sister-in-law Lori Schmidt of McCook and sister-in-law Brenda (Schmidt) and brother-in-law Troy Hinz of Clayton, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Memorials will be given in Nancy's name to further breast cancer research.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 9-4 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com
Rosary will be recited Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church with Father Thomas McGuire and Msgr. Paul Witt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Indianola, Nebraska.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.