March 8, 1920 -- Feb. 8, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Wanda Elaine Bald, age 91, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Wanda was born on March 8, 1920 to Irwin and Evelyn (Robinson) Hogg in Shelton, Nebraska. She graduated from Shelton High School in 1936 and went on to Kearney for Normal training school. She taught school for 2 years after college.
Wanda and F. Louis Bald were married in Lexington on July 14, 1939. To this union five children were born.
She worked at the McCook Daily Gazette for 27 years as an office manager.
Wanda was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Eureka Chapter OES #86 where she was past matron, PEO Chapter GY, TTT, and Daughters of the Nile Shrine Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis in 1989; brother, Orin Hogg; sisters, Doris Alberts, Edna Welker, Phyllis Bly; infant daughter, Sondra Elaine; infant son; sons Ronald Louis and Kenneth Richard.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Clark and husband, Roger of Centennial, Colorado; daughters-in-law, Joyce Lenart and husband, Ray of Estero, Florida and Ann Thomas and husband, Joe of Hawaii; four grandchildren, Kristen (Riley) McGirk and their children, Kathryn and Allie, Craig (Anne) Bald and their children, Alexander and Charles, Andrea (Jon) Haller and their children, Josephine, Andrew and Charles; Jennifer (Robert) Jess and son, Tanner.
Memorials may be given to Memorial United Methodist Church.
Memorial services will be Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, 10 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Burial will be in the Wood River Cemetery in Wood River at 4 p.m.
Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.