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LuAnn G. Schmeling
May 15 1956 - Dec 14 2011
LuAnn G. Schmeling

LuAnn G. Schmeling, age 55, of Buffalo, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at her residence. She was the widow of Frank Schmeling, Jr.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown, SD.  Rev. Stephen Lauricella will officiate.  Music will be provided by Marcia Jelsma, organist, and Becky Sprouse, soloist. 

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.  Pallbearers will be: Mike Martinell, Chuck Martinell, Joe Sears, Trevor Dally, Tyler Sieh and Richard Schmeling.  

Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. prior to services. 

LuAnn was born on May 15, 1956, at Clear Lake, SD, to Melvin and Doris (Estenson) Peterson.  She attended school in Clear Lake and graduated in 1974.  Following graduation, LuAnn completed nurses training at Denver University in Denver, CO. She worked as an RN at the University of Minnesota working in the kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant department.  She was later employed at the VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO, in SICU and at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, in SICU.  LuAnn married Frank Schmeling, Jr., on August 14, 1982, at Clear Lake. 

LuAnn loved her job taking care of Veterans, and also loved the people she worked with. LuAnn loved reading, flowers and gardening. She enjoyed traveling, movies, dining out and hosting parties in her dining room for family and friends. She also enjoyed special outings with nieces and nephews. 

LuAnn is survived by one brother, Eldon (Betty) Peterson, of Revillo, SD; one sister, Linda Martinell, of Waverly, SD; her life partner, Lynn Swanson, and her soul sister, Gretchen Schack, both of Buffalo, MN. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.






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Comment posted by: Janeen Byer Streeter
Thu 22nd Dec 2011 10:22 pm
Luann had a kind and gentle soul with the most patience of anyone I know. She was my roommate and friend and I taught her once to overcome her greatest to swim. Her beautiful smile and cute little giggle is what stays with me the most. She is truely an angel with God, mending all those who need help. God bless Luann and her family and friends. Love and miss you Luann.
Comment posted by: Dan Schultz
Fri 16th Dec 2011 04:46 pm
LuAnn was a good friend and neighbor may see rest in peace.
Comment posted by: Lorna Hagen
Fri 16th Dec 2011 05:59 am
I remember the fun times we had in high school. She was a great friend!! So sad to hear about her passing.
Comment posted by: Rodney Anderson
Thu 15th Dec 2011 05:01 pm
My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of LuAnn at this most difficult time. A life cut far too short; however God must have needed another angel. God Bless!
Comment posted by: Holly Konshak
Thu 15th Dec 2011 06:44 am
I remember LuAnn from when she was married to my brother Mike. In fact, Mike n I were just talking about her on the phone around Thanksgiving time. So very sorry to hear this news!! I am very sadden by this as LuAnn was a wonderful lady! May she be at peace and dance with the Lord!!
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