Dorothy Helen Lobdell, 82 - November 01, 2012Dorothy Helen Lobdell, 82, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 1, 2012, in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Services will be held at American Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, with Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, and the Rev. Tom Wilson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell.
Dorothy Helen Lobdell was born on March 4, 1930, to Henry and Mary Margaret Weber Cler. She was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.
She moved to Scottsbluff and attended grade school there. She then moved back to Lexington to finish her high school education.
She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator for several years. She married Bruce Lobdell in 1950 and they farmed north of Cozad for several years. To this marriage there were three children born—Gary, Marlene and Sandi.
Lobdell was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg and she spent time volunteering at the Gothenburg Senior Citizen Center. She also belonged to the Red Hat Society.
She loved quilting, crocheting, gardening and traveling. Bruce and Dorothy spent 13 years traveling throughout the United States after their retirement. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce, daughter Lana, brother Philip Cler, as well as five half-brothers and 10 half-sisters.
She is survived by: son Gary, daughters Marlene (Larry) Fiese and Sandi (Mike) Brown; grandchildren Jason, Casey, Scott, Cameron, Torey, Hillary and Whitney; step-grandchildren Josh, Cassie and Chantel; great-grandchildren Bryce, Cyrus, Brady, Cash and Ava; step-great-grandchildren Jada, Presley, Carter and Kennedy; two sisters, Mary Jacobs and Rosie Vlcek.
Memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138, or the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, NE 69138.