Nadine Marie (Vrbas) Schmid
May 30, 1942 – October 28, 2020
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Nadine was born on May 30, 1942 to Frank and Beata Vrbas in Stratton, Nebraska, the second of their five children. Nadine passed on October 28, 2020 surrounded by her husband and children.
Nadine attended rural grade school in Stratton, Nebraska, and high school at Notre Dame Academy in Omaha (freshman), Stratton Public Schools (sophomore and junior), and graduated from St. Agnes Academy in Alliance. Nadine graduated from McCook Junior College and Kearney State College with her undergraduate teaching degrees and University of Nebraska at Omaha with her master’s degree. Upon graduation, she was employed by Omaha Public Schools as an elementary teacher, and subsequently taught for many years in District 66 and Millard Public Schools. She was later employed by Omaha Public Schools as a substitute in order to have a flexible schedule to care for her aging parents who needed her help from time to time. In between, Nadine enjoyed fifteen years as a stay-at-home mom raising her four children.
On June 24, 1967, Nadine was united in marriage to John Schmid, originally of Wisner, Nebraska, and together they raised three wonderful children and a daughter: Natalie (Tim) Vaughan – Sophia, Jacob, Caleb, and Kiara of Orono, Minnesota; John (Andrea) – Lailey and Norah of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; Martin (Carrie) – Jolie and Calista of San Antonio, Texas; and Daniel of Omaha.
Nadine is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Beata Vrbas; and sister, Jeanette Polt. She is survived by her husband, John; their children; and grandchildren; and her siblings: Elaine Ousley, Gary Vrbas, and Marlin Vrbas; and many nieces and nephews.
Nadine’s hobbies were reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family and large extended family. She hosted Camp Oma and Opa each summer for her grandchildren for many years, filling them with adventures, memories, and lots of sugar! She loved to spend time beautifying her yard and her garden was featured on the Munroe-Meyer Institute garden walk in 2012. Nadine spent many hours volunteering in a multitude of roles at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and for a variety of pro-life causes. She was dedicated to her faith and that faith will live on in her children. Requiescat In Pace!
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 7th, 11am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (3122 S. 74th St.) with VISITATION starting at 10am. ENTOMBMENT: Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.