March 30, 1930 - May 6, 2009
WAUNETA -- Anita Fekkers, 79, died Wednesday (May 6, 2009) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.
She was born March 30, 1930, to Lloyd William and Emma (Domes) Boulton in Chicago, Ill. She was baptized two months later and confirmed at age 13. She graduated from Columbus Junction High School as valedictorian of her 1947 class. She attended St. Monica's School of Nursing in Arizona and graduated in 1950. She worked in a Vet Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Denver, Colo.
On Sept. 23, 1956, she married Francis Edward Fekkers at St. John's Lutheran Church. They moved to Wauneta and adopted two children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Natalie Stephens and Joey Hart-Stephens; sisters-in-law, Darlene Boulton and Dorothy Rhoad; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Fekkers and Duane Blickenstaff.
Survivors include her husband, Francis Fekkers of Wauneta; a son, Mike and wife, Wendy of Corvallis, Ore.; a daughter, Ruth Liedle of Lincoln; a brother, George Boulton and wife, Terry of Honolulu, Hawaii; a sister, Nona Kerchal and husband, Keith of Wauneta; brothers-in-law, Bob Stephens of Lancaster, Calif., and Don Rhoad of Sargent; sister-in-law, Barb Bickenstaff of Arapahoe; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., MST, Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Inurnment will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, CST, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
There is no visitation.
A memorial has been established to the Orphan Grain Train or the Lutheran Women Missionary League.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.