Leta L. (Guenther) BremerJune 20, 1917 ~ October 4, 2016 (age 99)
Leta L. Bremer, 99 years, 3 months and 14 days, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away on October 4, 2016, at the CHI - St. Mary’s Community Hospital, in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Leta Lenora Guenther was born on June 20, 1917, on the home farm northeast of Dunbar, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry Louis and Nellie Josephine (Friede) Guenther. Leta graduated from Dunbar High School in 1934 and continued her studies at the American College Business School in Omaha. On June 4, 1939, Leta and Glenn Jacob Bremer were united in marriage at her family’s home on the farm near Dunbar, Nebraska. They celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary in 2015. To their union were born three children, daughter, Nancy; son, Lorin; and daughter, Patricia. They made their first home on a farm southwest of Nebraska City, moving back to the Guenther family farm in 1950 where they farmed, raised cattle and milked until they moved to Nebraska City in 1982. Leta and Glenn received the Ak-Sar-Ben 100 year Farm Family Award in 1981. Leta was a homemaker, secretary, proofreader, and a teacher’s aid at Smallfoot District 11, the same one-room school she and her children had attended. Leta was a life long member of Bethel United Church of Christ having been baptized and confirmed into that fellowship. She served as the church historian and secretary. She was an active member of the Women’s Fellowship and also served on the Board of Christian Education and the Spiritual Counsel. Leta was an avid gardener as well as a talented quilter and seamstress, sewing most of her daughters’ clothing as they grew up. She also loved genealogy and preserving family memories. Leta was involved in 4-H for ten years as a kid showing dairy cattle and chickens, as well foods and clothing exhibits. She was instrumental in organizing the Meet-A-While Extension Club near Dunbar in 1946 and the Jolly Gals 4-H club in 1954, leading for over 45 years. Leta was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn on June 22, 2015; a still born sister; sister, Leota May; and a granddaughter Gina Goering.
Survivors of Leta include her three children: daughter, Nancy Goering and husband Lanny, Lincoln, NE; son, Lorin Bremer and wife Dorothy, of Lexington, NE; daughter, Patricia Heather and husband Wayne, of Waverly, NE; grandson Cory Heather (Jen), Erie, CO; granddaughters Shari Wiles (Don), Greenwood; Lori Bremer, Fayetteville, AR; Julie Kennedy (Jim), Eaton, CO; Brenda Valasek, Eaton, CO; and Kelly Pfarr (Brian), Lamberton, MN; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bethel United Church of Christ
2400 Centeral Avenue, Nebraska City NE 68410