Roxie Schlegel came to Walter Insurance and Real Estate by way of Cairo, Neb., Israel, Europe and one chance meeting in Lincoln.
She grew up in Wood River and graduated from Centura High School. Her next stop was Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. As part of her journey toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, she spent a semester in Israel and Europe. She studied. She traveled. She met people from many different nationalities and walks of life. “It was one of the highlights of my entire life,” she says.
When she returned to Nebraska to work in Lincoln, she met John Schlegel of Shickley through his brother, who lived in Lincoln. She’d never heard of Shickley, but she trusted John enough to marry him and move there for the next 32 years. At first, she ran a daycare out of their home and substitute taught for Shickley, Geneva, Milligan, Shickley, Sutton and Davenport schools, and a little one room school in Nora. She also worked for Fillmore County Hospital and its Home Health Care program. But once her children were in school, Richard Walter of Walter Insurance Agency asked if she might like a different job, working for him. “I started as an assistant and I didn’t even know how to turn a computer on.”
She may have been a teacher, but she’s also a pretty good student. Today, she is fluent in numerous computer languages, handling much of the business and technology side of the Shickley office. “The thing I enjoy the most is the computer skills I have learned and the clients I have met here.” She’s an insurance agent now, too, as well as the former Shickley village clerk.
Licenses: Property and Casualty Insurance
Community Service: Shickley Recycling Center co-coordinator for 20 plus years; Co-coordinator of the Shickley Treescape Program that received grant money from the State-Wide Arboretum Trees for Towns Program.; Co-leader for Women's Bible Studies; Fillmore County Housing representative for Shickley; involved with several church-related activities.
Family: husband, John; their three children Ben, Rachel and Zach; two grandchildren
Hobbies: Walking, Quilting, Gardening, Cooking