In loving memory of

Morris R. Schmiedt
July 21, 1934 - November 26, 2018

Morris R. Schmiedt, 84, of South Sioux City, NE passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City, NE. Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M., with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE.

Morris was born July 21, 1934 in Centerville, SD, the son of Edgar F. and Gertrude Marie (Smidt) Schmiedt. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1952 and received his Dr. of Pharmacy degree from SDSU in 1956. Morris married Arlene Pechan on August 17, 1959 in Yankton, SD. They resided in Sioux City, IA until he was called into service during the Berlin Crisis. They transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was employed at Yankton Drug, Lewis Drug, Zuparn Hughes, James Drug, St. Luke's, Schmiedt Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy, retiring in 2002.

He was involved in Knights of Columbus, Rotary, Jaycees, President of the School Board, and served as a Lay Minister at St. Michael's.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arlene; 6 children, Lisa (Todd) Beacom of Papillion, NE, Michael Schmiedt and fiancé, Mandie Orr of South Sioux City, NE, Steven (Sue) Schmiedt of Waukee, IA, Thomas (DyAnn) Schmiedt of Papillion, NE, David (Debra) Schmiedt of Dakota Dunes, SD, and Jon Schmiedt of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren, Kristin, Shelby, and Brittney Schmiedt, Nicole and Jake Schmiedt, Brian Schmiedt, Taylor and Ben Beacom, and Blake and Ella Schmiedt; sisters-in-law, Sherree Schmiedt, Elaine Hauger, Joyce Zavadil, Josephine (Steve) Canfield, and Kristi (Pat) Nyberg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Marie Schmiedt; and a brother, Stan Schmiedt.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. Michael's Parish Center.


Cathy True Nilson wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"We are so sorry for your loss. We were customers of Morries' but treated like friends. Thoughts and Prayers to the famil. Dixie True, Cathy True-Nilson"

Betsy Mefferd wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Morris was a great person. He keep us on our toes . He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to u and ur family. Betsy CNA"

Donna M Shaw, Mayor, City of Mapleton wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"To Mike & All of the Family... All of us from the City of Mapleton, Mayor, Council Members, Police & City Employees send our condolences along with our prayers of healing and support for all of you during this difficult time."

Nicki & Todd Oss wrote on Nov 27, 2018:

"My husband, Todd, was one of Morris? dining table mates at Regency. I was so sad to hear this news. I?ll miss seeing him in the hallways, playing table games at all hours! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family."

Harry Kuhl wrote on Nov 26, 2018:

"So sorry to hear of Morrie's passing. He was such a dear friend for so many years, such an easy going, genuine man he was. Harry Kuhl in AZ"

Laurie Zavadil wrote on Nov 26, 2018:

"Thinking of all and praying for comfort. I have great memories of Uncle Morrie walking around family functions with his camera taking picture after picture. He was always happy and had such a calm demeanor. Such a sweet person! He will be missed!"