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category: Obituary, date: 2014-12-07, by Avon SD
Reuben G. Schmidt
Reuben G. SchmidtRAPID CITY | Reuben G. Schmidt, 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at home.

Reuben was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Avon, SD, to William and Fredrika (Becker) Schmidt. He attended the Draper Schools. Reuben married Rosemary Yeager on March 11, 1946, in Pierre. They moved to Rapid City in 1955, from Hughes and Stanley County where he had been a rancher/farmer. Reuben was a carpet layer for 16 years and Warehouse Foreman for 20 years. He retired from Furniture World in 1985.

Reuben enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. He loved visiting with family and friends and was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his children, William (Barbara) Schmidt of Mitchell, Mary (Mike Pockrandt) Mentzer of Sioux Falls, Joyce (Darrel) Speck of Rapid City, Frances (Mark) Beshara of Rapid City, and Brenda (Carl) Bond of Elko, NV; two sisters, Bertha Hardwick of Spokane, WA, and Martha Dickey of Aberdeen; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary in 1982; his daughter, Barbara Kettner; his parents; six brothers, Irvin, Lincoln, Benney, Art, Paul and Robert; and his sister, Eleanor Robbins.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dave Lindenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

A memorial has been established.

Family and friends may sign Reuben's online guest book at kirkfuneralhome.com.

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