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Verneta Belle Werkmeister

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Verneta Belle Werkmeister

Aug. 24, 1924 - April 14, 2012

CURTIS, Nebraska -- Verneta Belle Werkmeister, 87, of Curtis, Nebraska, died April 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Cozad.

Verneta Werkmeister was born on Aug. 24, 1924, to Fred and Mollie Kugler, six miles southwest of Wellfleet. She attended Ash Grove country school through the eighth grade. She graduated from NSA High School.

She married Arthur Werkmeister on June 22, 1942, to this union three children were born: Judy Nutt, Jackie Nelson, and Jolene Farrar. Verneta worked for several years at the Curtis Pharmacy, University of Nebraska School of Agriculture as a cook, and was an Avon representative, but her joy came in being a farm wife and mother. Verneta always enjoyed dancing and quilting. Her biggest joys were spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters: Judy (Bill) Nutt and Jackie (Stan) Nelson, all of Curtis; and Jolene (Roger) Farrar of Kearney; grandchildren, Rhonda (Jim) Jochim, Peggy (Kevin) Fritsche, Rick (Debbie) Nelson and Shawna Culotta; seven great-grandchildren, Dustin (Jackie) Haller, Eric Haller, Courtney Fritsche, Devon Fritsche, Tyler Nelson, Jordan Nelson, and Carter Culotta; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; her brothers, Darrell and Wayne Kugler; her sisters, Dessie Freytag, Ruby Freytag, Helen Latimer, Mildred Werkmeister, Bonnie Briggs, and infant sister, Orpha Kugler.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held at Curtis Cemetery, April 18, 2012, at 3 pm with Fred Werkmeister, PMA, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Curtis Cemetery, Curtis, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Frontier County Ambulance. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangments.