April 3, 1920-Sept. 19, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Wilma Fern Mishler, 91, formerly of Holbrook, Nebraska, died today (Sept. 19, 2011), at the Cambridge Manor, in Cambridge, Nebraska
She was born April 3, 1920, south of Holbrook, Nebraska to Albert "Jig" and Addie (Lankston) Robeson. She grew up on a farm south of Holbrook, Nebraska. She attended school in District 71 in Furnas County, and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1938. In September of 1938 she started her teaching career.
On May 2, 1942, she married Robert (Bob) Mishler. They made their home on a farm north of Edison, Nebraska. Bob was called to service on July 4, 1942. Wilma kept teaching until he returned home on Oct. 26, 1945. They were married for 60 years and had one son, Rex. They farmed their entire lives in the area, at Edison, Elwood, Eustis and Arapahoe, Nebraska. She worked for and retired from Becton-Dickinson in Holdrege, Nebraska. After several decades of farming they purchased a home and retired in Holbrook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother ,Fay
Survivors include her son, Rex and wife, Pauline Mishler of Park City, Montana; two sisters,Bonnie Siebecker and Betty Ficken of Cambridge, Nebraska; two granddaughters: and fourgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, at Arapahoe, with the Rev. George Probasco, officiating. Burial will be at the Edison Cemetery, Edison, Nebraska.
Viewing and visitation will be Tuesday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, and prior to the service at the church.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Memorials are suggested to Asera Care Hospice, Kearney, Nebraska.
Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.