Verda Schulz


June 15, 1924 - October 22, 2013




Verdabelle Schulz was born June 15, 1924 near Alexandria to Stephen and Clara (Sorensen) Saxton.  She attended country school, helped on the family farm and then worked at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls and Methodist Hospital in Mitchell.  On April 21, 1950 she married Clarence Schulz at Saint Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria.  They farmed west of Spencer for thirty-five years retiring to Mitchell in 1985.  The farm site they loved was destroyed by the 1998 Spencer tornado. Verda was a 4-H leader for the Sunshine Gals 4-H Club near Farmer for many years.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell where she was active in the Women’s Circle. She enjoyed being on a bowling team for many years, volunteering at the Ark and she served as local commander of the Disabled American Veterans organization.

She is survived by her daughters: Janell Peoples and Karen (Bill) Bumann of Lake Preston, brother, Wayne Saxton, Salem and sister, Ferne Brimmer, Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 2003, her son, Glenn in 1979, son-in-law, Del Peoples and four brothers: Nels, Leo, Orville and Sherman.



Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, October 25, 2013
1:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Greenhill Cemetery
Alexandria, South Dakota

Posted by Shirley Little on October 26, 2013
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Ellis told me at Lloyd Osborn's funeral today. Please stay in touch. Cousins need to stick together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Diane Schulz on October 25, 2013
So sorry to here of your loss. Will always remember Verda as a strong women with great pride in here children. And how she used to beat my pants off bowling. God bless you all today and in the days ahead.
Posted by Tony and Connie Geist on October 24, 2013
Karen and Janel--Your mother was such a wonderful neighbor. She was an adopted grandmother to out youngest two daughters. She was so proud of you girls. We have missed her being a neighbor for so long. Just was thinking about her the other day. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Laura Muldoon on October 23, 2013
Janel and Karen (Bill)
So sorry to hear about your mom. She is in a good place now especially with your dad, Delmer, and grandma and grandpa. Grandma and grandpa can play cards with her. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love always
Posted by Jerri Andersen on October 23, 2013
Karen and Janel--Think about the good times and the fun and laughs you had with your mom. My sympathy to you at this sad time.
Posted by Barb Papendick Simmons on October 23, 2013
I have many good memories of your mom. I remember her in the kitchen alot and also letting us kids pick mulberries from your trees. God bless you and your family.
Posted by Sharon Hvam on October 22, 2013
Karen and family
My sympathy in the loss of your mom. Special memories will comfort you in the days ahead.
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