Melvin Schmeichel, 90, of Freeman, S.D., passed away on March 7 at Oakview Terrace in Freeman. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the Salem Mennonite Church of rural Freeman. Visitation will be Monday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., also at the church. Melvin is survived by his daughter, Vernetta (Rodney) Waltner of Marion, and son, Steve (Deb) Schmeichel of Hurley; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Judy Walter, of Freeman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Freeman Academy or the Salem Mennonite Home.