WAUNETA -- Alvina Louise Wilhelmina Sophia Denker Nordhausen, 88, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta.
She was born Aug. 16, 1915, to Henry and Dora (Haarberg) Denker in Johnson County. She was baptized into the Christian faith at St. Paul's Evangelical Church Sept. 12, 1915, near McCook and confirmed March 24, 1929 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at rural Wauneta. She moved with her family to Chase County in 1920. She attended school at District 27 and St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School.
On May 7, 1936, she married Herman Nordhausen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The couple farmed and lived on the South Divide until 1972, when they moved to Wauneta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; infant son, Leon Henry; son, Richard Lee; infant granddaughter, Jody Ann Sutherland; sister, Edna and husband, Syl Einspahr; two brothers, Wilbert, Louis and infant brother, Harold.
Survivors include three daughters, Anita Smith and husband, Mert of Seward, Veleta Sutherland and husband, Jim of Battle Lake, Minn., and Judy Evers and husband, Rudy of Wauneta; two sons, Robert Nordhausen of Wauneta and Harold Nordhausen and wife, Jan of Wauneta; daughter-in-law, Colleen (Nordhausen) Garton of Windsor, Colo.; one sister, Dorothy Curtis and husband, Jim of Aurora, Colo.; sister-in-law, Twilla Denker of Wauneta; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services are Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wauneta with the Rev. Keith Wellman officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Wauneta.
Visitation is Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in her name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of the arrangements.