Memorial services for Billie K. Schomaker, 74, of Bloomfield, Neb., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lindy, Neb., with Pastor Kelley Pedersen officiating.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Schomaker died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.
Billie Kay Schomaker, son of Bill Karsten Schomaker and Arabelle Faye Dickenson, was born Oct. 7, 1938, at Linn Grove, Iowa. Billie attended elementary school in Greenville, Iowa, and later attended high school at Rossie, Iowa. In 1960, he was married to Patricia Ann Borchard at Jackson, Minn. The couple was blessed with five children: Stephanie, Kristi, Wendy, John, and Darci. Billie started out his career working at Spencer Dairy in Spencer. After the dairy, he worked as a mechanic for Case Implement and as a salesman for many years. Billie was also a hired hand for various farmers throughout the years, and owned and operated his own commercial cage systems company. Later in life after retirement, Billie worked as a greens keeper at Rolling Hills Country Club near Bloomfield, Neb. He also worked as a retail salesperson at Broadway Billie's Liquor and Convenience Store, which was named after him.
Billie was a member of the Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He served in the Marine Corps for four years. Billie loved woodworking, golfing, gardening, playing poker, watching football, helping on the farm, and spending time with his family.
Billie is survived by his children: Stephanie Peterson of Spencer Kristi Herrill of Spencer, Wendy (Carl) McFarland of Mason City, John Schomaker, of Bloomfield Neb, and Darci (Carsten) Barger of Bloomfield, Neb.; siblings: Marybelle (Bob) Rhinehart of Baudette, Minn., Jack (Mary) Schomaker of Greenville, Iowa, and Jane (Cliff) Huss of Palm Bay, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Schomaker; parents; and two brothers: Ronnie and David Schomaker.
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