Published on Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:37
Cheri Marie Bletscher, 60, of Rulo, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Lincoln. She was born Nov. 29, 1953 at Falls City to Marge (Koelzer) Kopf and the late Leonard Kopf.
On June 30, 1973 she married her high school sweetheart, Doyle Bletscher, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo.
Cheri was raised in rural Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1972. When married the couple made their home in Rulo where she stayed home and raised her four children until going to Nursing School at Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, MO. Following graduation she worked as a LPNC at Community Medical Center in Falls City for 16 years until retiring in 2013.
She loved to cook, watch football, work outside tending to her flowers, lawn and garden, cheer on her granddaughter Morgan’s sports teams and spend time at home with family. Most of all she loved being a grandma and spending as much time as possible with her granddaughters. Not only did she touch the lives of her family and friends, she also touched many others through her 16 years of nursing.
Cheri was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle, of Rulo; children, Matt Bletscher, of Rulo, Lindsay (Jared) Brown, of Omaha, Brandy (Josh) Coulter, of Crete, Mitch (Kelly) Bletscher, of Falls City; mother, Marge Kopf, of Falls City; brothers, Tom (Cindy) Kopf, and Tony Kopf, both of Falls City; granddaughters, Morgan, Abby, Ava, Josie and Kyla.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo, with Fr. David Oldham officiating. Interment will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will meet with friends following the rosary, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home in Falls City.
More information can be found at www.dorrandclark.com
Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 07:04
Donna Kay (Overfield) Winker, 60, of Humboldt, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. She was born Feb. 3, 1954 in Falls City to Don and Mary (Mullins) Overfield.
Donna attended Chadron Elementary School through the 3rd grade and then Holbrook Elementary School through 6th grade. After her family moved, Donna attended public school in Humboldt, where she graduated from Humboldt High School with the Class of 1972. Donna continued her education at Peru State College and later received her LPN degree from Southeast Community College in Beatrice.
Donna was united in marriage to Eldon Paul Hunzeker from June 18, 1972 until 1979. To this union four children, Kari, Nathan, Eric and Aaron were born. Donna spent most of her life in Humboldt, where she lived and raised her four children. She worked as a nurse’s aide and LPN in hospitals and nursing homes in southeast Nebraska. In April of 1991, Donna was united in marriage to Bruce Anthony Edward Winker in Humboldt. After the passing of her husband, she continued to devote her life to the raising of her children and, later, her grandchildren.
Donna was a member of The Christian Church in Humboldt, where she attended services and Bible study regularly. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching sports, cross-stitching, poetry, drawing, and word puzzles. Her favorite entertainment was watching grandchildren play sports, especially baseball, basketball, football and volleyball. She became a resident of Colonial Acres Nursing Home and later Good Samaritan Society when her health began to decline.
She was preceded in death by husband Bruce Winker and her father Don Overfield.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Kari (Mike) Preclik, of The Czech Republic; sons, Nathan (Lisy) Hunzeker, of Altavista, VA, Eric (Amberly) Hunzeker, of Lincoln, Aaron (Melinda) Hunzeker, of Humboldt; 10 grandchildren; mother, Mary Overfield, of Humboldt; sisters, Debbie (Dan) James, Deane Overfield and Darcy Weldon, all of Humboldt; brother, Dan (Cindy) Overfield, of Auburn; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at The Christian Church in Humboldt, with Pastor Howard Blecha officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment at the Humboldt Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Humboldt Christian Church, Bruun Memorial Library Fund or Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com