Kristi Schlegel

Obituary of Kristi Helen Schlegel

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Kristi Helen Schlegel, 68, went to be with her Lord on January 18, 2023 in Aiken, South Carolina where she had been living since 1995.

She was born October 28, 1954 to Darold and Marjorie (Covert) Schlegel in McCook, Nebraska.  Kristi was a member of the Trinty Methodist Church in Culbertson, Nebraska.  She was raised on the family farm in rural Hitchcock County Nebraska where she was a 4-H member showing her horses, Snip and Mitzi and registered Shorthorn cattle.  Her involvement in the Nebraska Shorthorn Association culminated in her being named the Shorthorn Lassie Queen.  Kristi was a talented artist, focusing on drawing horses, and hand tooled leather work.

Kristi graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1973.  She continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln receiving her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education and Master of Science degree in Education and Family Resources.  While a student at UNL, Kristi was a member of the Cornhusker marching band and flag corp.  She also was a member and served as president of her sorority Epsilon Sigma Phi.

Employment with Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service brought her to Aiken, South Carolina in 1995 where she was the 4-H Youth Development Senior Associate County Agent.  She enjoyed working with young people and developed the “Horseless Horse Club” to provide children an opportunity to learn about horses.  Her last employment was will ACTS (Area Churches Together Serving) as an office clerk.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Douglas Schlegel; and grandparents, Floyd and Doris (Jennings) Covert and Willard and Helen (Nelson) Schlegel.

Left to celebrate her memory are her brothers, Tim (Kathy) Schlegel of Eucha, Oklahoma; Mike (Carol) Schlegel of Culbertson, Nebraska; nieces and nephews, Megan (Chuck) Mayo of Gravette, Arkansas, Kelly (Jeff) Burks of Little Rock, Arkansas and Matthew (Tricia) Schlegel of Oakland, Iowa; nine great nieces and nephews, one great-great nephew; cousins, friends and the neighbors of Dogwood Road.

Celebrations of life will be held at a later date both in Culbertson, Nebraska and Aiken, South Carolina.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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