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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Saturday April 4th, 2015
10:30am

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Victoria Schimmel

Victoria (Vicki) Schimmel, 77 of Webster died on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home in Webster. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Rev. Terrill and Rev. Sara Sorensen officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery near Butler. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday 5-7 P.M. and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Vicki was born on Tuesday, March 1, 1938 to Sylvester and Constance (Oslowski) Block at Waubay, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm near Grenville, South Dakota. She attended parochial school in Grenville. In 1960 Vicki married Gilbert Birkholm and they made their home in Santa Ynez, California for 16 years where she was the manager of Danish Maid in Solvang, California. Through this union of wedlock they were blessed with two daughters Sandra and Kellie. After Gilbert’s passing Vicki then moved back to Watertown, South Dakota. In 1976 Vicki married Larry Schimmel and they made their home in Butler South Dakota on the family farm where thru that wedlock they were blessed with their daughter Ann . In 1990 she began working at Dakota Diner in Webster as a cook. Larry passed away in 1995. After his death she moved to Webster where she continued working at Dakota Diner until retirement. For a few years after retirement she lived in Sioux Falls and then returned to Webster. Vicki enjoyed spending her free time playing cards, going to bingo, cooking, gardening, watching television and spending time with her friends and family. Vicki, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, lost her short, but courageous battle with liver cancer on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home in Webster, South Dakota at the age of 77 years and 29 days. Survivors include her three daughters, Sandra (Jim) Janisch of Sioux Falls, Kellie Brakke (her fiancé Jim Zard) of Mitchell, Ann Dolney (her special friend John Lamb of Webster. She was also blessed with five grandchildren, Jamie Birkholm, Trevor Janisch both of Sioux Falls, Austin and Sydney Dolney of Webster and Mataia German of White Lake. Vicki is also survived by her six brothers Roger Block of Florence, Rick (Diane) Block of Wallace, Ron (Doria) Block , Allan (Claudette) Block, Junior (Donna) Block all of Watertown, Wayne (Michele)Block of Arlington, and seven sisters, Ramona(Rich) Whitlock of Watertown , Patricia Kinker of Sioux Falls, Bridgett Buffkin of Green Sea SC, Wanda (Walt) Antijunti of Watertown, Audrey Pearson of Watertown and Becky (Dave) Marsh all of Watertown, and Denise (Ron) Wulf of Kulm ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and two husbands.

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Mom....Words can not explain the pain I feel right now. I miss and love you so very much! I have so many great memories because you were always by my side to help, comfort, and love me no matter what the situation was. You were an amazing woman, mom, and grandma, and will be missed by so many! You will alway be in my heart and on my mind......until we meet again. Rest in peace Mom!

Ann Dolney Apr 3 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Victoria Schimmel

Ann Dolney Apr 3 2015 12:00 AM

grandma, I really miss you and love you and you were always there for me when i did somthing wrong. I love you sooo much . see you again someday. Love, Mataia

Ann Dolney Apr 3 2015 12:00 AM

Grandma, you are my bestfriend, my hero. The person I looked up to. I miss you like crazy! You were always there for me. If it was to cry on your shoulder or to just come to you to compline about my dumb problems. You were always there for me. Days with you were never waisted and I will always remember our great memories. This isn't a forever good bye. Just a temporary goodbye. I'll see you again. I love you to the moon and back.

sydney Apr 2 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Victoria Schimmel

sydney Apr 2 2015 12:00 AM

Mom I miss and love you so much, you never turned away when I had done wrong and for that I love and miss you more than words could ever say.. be at peace and we will meet again. love sandi

sandi jansich Apr 1 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Victoria Schimmel

sandi jansich Apr 1 2015 12:00 AM

Mom...Love you and miss you so very much. The past month staying with you and being able to spend time and talking to you meant more to me then I can ever express. Your time with us may have ended but the memories we have of you will live on forever within us. Love you Kellie

Kellie Brakke Apr 1 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Victoria Schimmel

Kellie Brakke Apr 1 2015 12:00 AM