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December 12, 1938 - March 24, 2022
Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
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Magdalena “Maggie” Carroll (Schmidt), 83, of Rapid City passed away on 3/24/2022 in Rapid City at Avantara St. Cloud with family at her side.
Maggie was born in Hosmer, SD to Ludwig and Clara Schmidt on December 12, 1938. She attended school in Hosmer SD until moving to Igloo SD in 1952, and she graduated from Provo High School in 1956. Maggie married Marvin Carroll of Pringle SD in 1957 and moved to Kalispell MT in the early 1960s until they returned to Rapid City, SD, where they raised their family.
In 1976, Marvin had a disabling auto accident and Maggie was an amazing and diligent caregiver for him until he passed away in 2015. During the 39 years as a caregiver for Marvin, she continued to volunteer. Her volunteering centered around areas that not only helped the community but in areas that were instrumental in helping with the care of Marvin. While also caring for Marvin, she worked part time with the Rapid City School System as office support and a school bus aid. She retired in 2017.
In addition to her dedication for the care of her husband, Maggie was dedicated to the Catholic Church and was a member of the Alter Society.
Maggie was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary where she was instrumental in the successful operation of the BINGO program. Both Maggie and Marvin loved their BINGO! In addition, Maggie loved bowling where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years and earned a spot in the South Dakota Bowling Hall of Fame. Maggie volunteered at Ft. Meade Veteran’s Medical Center, Adult Day Services of Rapid City, coaching Jr. High bowling, Girl Scouts, home room parent for all 4 children, Little League baseball and more.
In Maggie’s words; taken from an article in the Rapid City Journal, (Feb 14, 1993), commending her on her volunteer service at the VA, Fort Meade.“I believe the satisfaction of helping others is the most rewarding thing one can do. You are never too old to volunteer. There is always something you can do. My mother always said it is better to give and help others because you never know when you may need help yourself. I have found this to be true.”
During her free time, she loved watching old movies, family, baseball and keeping up with the Minnesota Twins. Maggie was her children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan, attending many school and sporting events, helping where she could.
Maggie is survived by her children Mike (Brenda) Carroll of Rapid City, SD; Gloria (Tim) Smith of Hastings, NE; Yvonne (Steve) Uhrich of Rapid City, SD; Neal (Tanya) Carroll of Rapid City, SD; one sister; Cathy Parks of Savannah, IL; many nieces, and nephews, fifteen grandchildren; and a growing number of great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Carroll; an infant son; father, Ludwig Schmidt; mother, Clara Schmidt; and 8 siblings.
The family of Maggie Carroll wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the entire staff at Avantara St. Cloud for the love and care that they provided her during her time at the facility.