May, 29 - 1910 - Oct. 27, 2006
Marie Anna Carolina Troester died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at her residence in Imperial at the age of 96.
She was born May 29, 1910 at Bladen, NE the daughter of the late John and Anna (Golter) Bartels. Marie grew up in the Campbell and Upland area, and graduated from rural school. She was employed as a housekeeper in Hastings.
On August 20, 1936 Marie married Carl C. Troester at Wilcox. They spent their married life farming in the Ash Creek community of Red Willow County.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Carl on Sept. 28, 1981 and by brothers Ernest Bartels, Walter Bartels and sisters Clara Custer, Lena Parkhaurst, Hildagard Meyer and Lousie Stone.
Marie is survived by one daughter, Ilene Spickelmier and husband Wes of Imperial and one son, Dennis Troester of Indianola.
Three grandchildren, Douglas Spickelmier, Lori Rowley and her husband Tom and Wayne Spickelmier and wife Stannette. Six great-grandchildren. One brother, Delbert Bartels and wife Venla of Holdrege and one sister, Charlotte Rutt of Hastings, and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at St. John's Luthern Church southeast of McCook with Rev. Kahle and Rev. Paul Warneke officiating. Interment will be in the Ash Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.