McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mildred Marie Buschkoetter, 76, passed away Friday (Jan. 21, 2011) at Community Hospital in McCook.
Mildred was born on March 15, 1934, in Bostwick, Nebraska to Alvin V. and Charlotte C. (Schroer) Witte. She attended school at St. Stephen's Parochial School near Lawrence, Nebraska.
On Oct. 5, 1954, she was united in marriage to Robert V. Buschkoetter in Blue Hill, Nebraska. They made their home on a farm near Lawrence for a while and then moved to Blue Hill. In 1965, they purchased the Rocket Inn and moved their family to Indianola, Nebraska. Mildred was instrumental in the business as well as a busy homemaker and mother. She later became owner/operator of B&M Spot Liquor and Lebanon Recreations until her retirement. Her many customers through the years became her cherished friends.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Indianola as well as member of St. Patrick's in McCook. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and spending time with her family and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Buschkoetter on April 19, 2003; daughter, Beverly Buschkoetter; her parents, Alvin and Charlotte Witte; and two brothers, Ron and Lou Witte.
Survivors include her two sons, Roger Buschkoetter of Indianola and Randy Buschkoetter and wife, Kim of Kearney, Nebraska; two daughters, Darlene and husband, Steve Kehler of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Deb and husband, Jerry Reitz of McCook; four brothers, Walt Witte and wife, LaVera of Hastings, Nebraska, Al Witte and wife, Kathy of Urbana, Illinois, Rich Witte and wife, Pam and Bob Witte, all of Hastings; three sisters, Joan and husband, Ed Rempe of Superior, Nebraska, Doris and husband, Rod Hartman of Blue Hill, Marie and husband, Russell Paulsen of Hastings; sisters-in-law, Mary Witte and Laura Witte, both of Hastings; seven grandchildren, Jodi delaConcha, Erica Zywiec, Travis, Andrew and Mitchell Reitz, Danielle and Grant Buschkoetter; four great-grandchildren, Josie, Janessa, Emma and Chase; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation is today, 1 p.m. until the time of rosary.
Rosary is today, 7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. Burial will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.