was born on May 25, 1961 in Genoa, Nebraska to Edwin and Delores (Vetick) Tomasiewicz. She passed away on her birthday, May 25, 2023, at Bryan West after a short battle with cancer.

           Jean grew up on a farm southwest of Lindsay, Nebraska. Graduating from Lindsay Holy Family in 1979. She continued her education at Wayne State College with a degree in education. She began her teaching career in Diller, Nebraska where she taught business for many years.

           Jean was united in marriage to Donald Schmidt on April 29, 1988, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Diller. To this union two sons were born.

           Following Donald’s death in 2003, Jean dedicated her life to raising the boys. Often time packing the car and headed to trap shoots, county fair, and family vacations. Many memories were made on road trips to visit relatives and stopping in to visit Grandma T. Jean enjoyed participating in many different activities within the community and church.

           Jean is survived by her sons Jonathan and Christopher both of Diller; Mother, Delores Tomasiewicz of Columbus; Sister Lois (Shannon) Hopkins of Bloomfield; Brother in-law Michael Reichmuth of O’Neill; Sister in-law Pam (Marty) Theis of Randolph; Brother in-laws Ron (Jill) Schmidt of Geneva; Doug (Julie) Schmidt of Diller; Dennis Schmidt of Beatrice; Nieces and Nephews Alexis and Erin Schmidt; Spencer Schmidt; Sarah (Shane) Meyer; Ashley (Nathan) Niewohner; Brad Theis; Hannah (Cody) Wood; Lindsay (Phillip) Doerr; Brett (Brittany) Hopkins; Brooke (Brady) Surface; Many students, friends, and neighbors.

           Jean was preceded in death by Husband Donald Edwin Schmidt; Daughter Marie; Father Edwin Tomasiewicz; Sister Sharon Reichmuth; Father and Mother in-law Edwin and Faye Schmidt.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Diller, NE. Family will greet friends on Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, NE.