Alrene Pearl Schmitt, 82, of Mercedes, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 7, 2020. She was born to parents Art and Pearl Wilder on July 31, 1938, in Edgemont, South Dakota.

Alrene met Marshall Rogers in 1954. They were married on February 6, 1955, in Kimball, Nebraska. Together they raised three children: Roy, Rod, and Randy. She spent most of her life in Nebraska, later moved to California, and finally, Texas, where she retired in 2007. Marshall proceeded her in death on January 31, 2003.

She married her best friend Bob Schmitt, November 11, 2008. Together they traveled all over the United States and visited several countries. They were proud members of the Cowboy Church of the Valley and enjoyed giving their time to Boarder Mission. She always believed in giving a hand up to those who needed one. She had a great circle of friends who met for coffee, played cards, and fellowship. One of her greatest joys was playing cards and board games with her family, where she always played to win.

She is survived by her husband Bob, sons Roy (Gwen), Rod (Audrey), Randy (Stephanie), stepsons Terry (Tina), Bobby (Karen), Brian (Kris) 21 grandchildren and their spouses, and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marshall, two sisters Joan and Jane and stepson Mike.

The family has entrusted McCaleb Funeral Home with the arrangements. A small graveside service will be held in Potter, Nebraska at a later time.

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