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Bertha Holm, 93 - October 21, 2009


Bertha Holm, 93, of Gothenburg, formerly of Ansley, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Long-Term Care Center in Gothenburg.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Gothenburg with the Rev. Donald O’Brien officiating.
Another memorial service will be held at the Christian Church, 821 Douglas St. in Ansley on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating.
Holm was born April 10, 1916, to Thomas and Bertha (Curtis) Dobesh at Ansley. She grew up on a farm south of Ansley where she attended country school, later attending high school in Ansley, and graduating from Holy Name at Omaha.
Following graduation, she entered the Sisters of St. Mary Convent in St. Louis, MO. She served the Sisters of St. Mary as Sister Mary Theaphaine in St. Louis, Blue Hill, IL, and Dillon, SC, during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
She worked as a hospital nun and a medical record librarian. After leaving the convent, she returned home to help her family.
In 1951, she was united in marriage to Hardy Holm at Mason City. To this union, two sons were born.
Holm returned to her nursing profession, working at the Rest Haven Manor in Broken Bow. She was also recertified as a registered record administrator and worked at the Sargent Community Hospital until her retirement.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society of Ansley. She always enjoyed dancing, according to family members.
Holm was preceded in death by: her husband, Hardy Edward Holm; her parents, Thomas and Bertha; two sisters—Alice Thorn and Maybelle Alexander; two brothers—Ford Dobesh and Thomas Jewell.
Survivors include: her two sons—Hardy Edward Holm Jr. of Lincoln, and Tom Holm of Gothenburg; a grandson, Bryan (Cheryl) Holm of Bellevue; granddaughters—Tiffany Holm of Lincoln, and Stephanie (Logan) Ricley of Gothenburg; great-grandchildren—Hayden Rachael Ricley and Trystan Alexander Holm.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 80526, Lincoln, NE 68501.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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