Former Blue Hill resident Mabel A. Schmidt, 98, passed away Wednesday, February 12,
2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill
with Rev. Jeffrey Kuddes officiating. Private family burial will be at Trinity Lutheran
Cemetery in Blue Hill. Book signing is 6-8 p.m. Friday with family present at MertenButler Mortuary. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutler.com. Merten-Butler
Mortuary is serving the family.
Mabel Antonia was born December 1, 1921, to Rudolph & Anna (Wolfe) Lipovsky at
Fairfield, NE. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1938.
Mabel loved music. In her early years, she played guitar, banjo, and piano. She sang in
church, school choirs and sang solos.
On April 17, 1945, she married Edgar Schmidt in Blue Hill, NE by Rev. August Ficken
of Trinity Lutheran Church becoming a member on August 11, 1945. She was a
homemaker. While raising her family she was active in parochial school activities, was
also a Sunday School teacher, member of Adult Bible Class, Choir, and Ladies Aid for
several years. In her later years, she loved china painting and playing bridge.
Mabel loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were precious to
her even when they outgrew her lap, they always fit her heart.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alyce Lipovsky and Helen Squires;
brother, James Lipovsky; granddaughter, Brooke Schmidt; in-laws, Ione Lipovsky and
Roy Squires, along with Edgar’s brothers, sisters, and spouses.
Husband: Edgar Schmidt – Hastings, NE
Sons & Spouses: Richard & Sandy Schmidt – Blue Hill, NE
Dale & Beth Schmidt – Toledo, OH
Keith & Kathy Schmidt – Ayr, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses: Dick & Melanie Schmidt
Brian & Kylee Schmidt
Betsy & Patrick Spieler
Lenny & Kate Schmidt
Corey & Sara Schmidt
Josh & Jessica Schmidt
Shane & Katie Schmidt
James & Lila Phillips
Tara & Garry Goins