Mildred (Millie) Schledewitz, 88 - February 09, 2013Mildred “Millie” Elnora Schledewitz, 88, of Gothenburg passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Milder Manor in Lincoln.
A visitation will be at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 10 p.m.
Services will be conducted at the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, in Gothenburg on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Wilson and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
She was united in marriage to John Schledewitz on July 20, 1941, and spent her life as a farmer’s wife for 66 years, which she loved, said family members. The couple were sugar beet farmers and earned several top awards.
Schledewitz always took pride in the fact that she was such a hard worker, side-by-side with her husband, beginning in Scottsbluff and settling in Maxwell in 1968, where they resided until retiring in 1995 when they moved to Gothenburg.
While living at Maxwell, she ran a ceramic business in her home and always loved crocheting and selling her works at craft shows, said the family.
She taught Sunday school for several years and worked with the American Lutheran Church quilting circle for many years.
Schledewitz also loved bowling which she participated in for 50 years, and was proud of her many trophies, family said.
She and her husband enjoyed polka dancing, and in 1987, she was crowned queen of the German American Club.
Schledewitz was preceded in death by: her husband, John in 2007; her parents, Jake and Frieda Weinmaster; brothers—Hank, Elmer, Carl, Jake and Delbert; a sister, Martha Kuhlman; her great-grandsons—Derek Henry and Joe Klein.
Survivors include: her three children—JoAnn (Alan) Rosse of Lincoln, John (Donna) Schledewitz and Larry (Sue) Schledewitz, all of Maxwell; Eight grandchildren—Mitch (Diane) Gregg, Kelly Henry, Jill (Jim) Falcon, Johnny Schledewitz, Janet Schledewitz, Aaron (Teri) Schledewitz, Amber (Bruce) Schledewitz-Watson and Samantha Schledewitz; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters—Helen Kuhlman of Kimball, Elsie Mason (Milton) of Freewater, OR, Barb Steffensen of Gering, Delores Sell of Glennville, AZ, and Sheron Dinnel of Scottsbluff; a brother, Rex Weinmaster of Hoffman, MN; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1500 S. 70th St., Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506, and the Maxwell Scholarship Fund.