Nettie Pearl Voorhees

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sept. 24, 1933 - Aug. 9, 2008

CAMBRIDGE -- Nettie Pearl Voorhees, 74, of Cambridge, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.

She was born in Trenton on Sept. 24, 1933, to David and Marie (Cox) Arendell. She grew up in this area and attended school in McCook, Indianola and Bartley. Nettie graduated in 1973 from Lincoln Tech College, now known as Southeast Community College with a specialty as Surgical Technologist. She worked some in Lincoln and later at the McCook Community Hospital.

On Nov. 5, 1950, she was married to Donald Ogorzolka and to this union five children were born. On April 10, 1973, she married Page Voorhees and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1999. Nettie and Page farmed southwest of Cambridge.

Nettie enjoyed hunting deer and turkey on the farm with Page. She loved to sew and volunteer to play the organ at the Cambridge Manor. She was very active with the visually impaired organization. Nettie would make cassette tape of inspirational music that she played and would give them to the residents at the manor. She also enjoyed crafts.

Nettie is survived by her five children, Daniel Ogorzolka of Bartley, Eldon and Carol of Lincoln, Todd and wife, Dee of Henderson; Lloyd and wife, Mary of Indianola and Nancy and husband, Les Schmidt of Indianola; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother Armond and wife, Connie Arendell of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister: Elsie and husband, Lester Green of Cortez, Colo.; a special niece, Marie and husband, Tom Taschinger of Grove , Texas; and nephew, Jim and wife, Teresa Yonkers of Lincoln.

Funeral services will be at St Paul's Lutheran Church of Cambridge on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008, at 2 p.m., with David Otten officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Cambridge.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be left in Nettie's name to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Lockenour-Jones is in charge of services.