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Bernice Lindgren, 87 - January 28, 2009


Bernice Mae Lindgren, 87, of Gothenburg, formerly of Holdrege, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the First Baptist Church at Holdrege with the Rev. Linda Burgeon officiating. Interment took place at the Prairie Home Cemetery of Holdrege.
Lindgren was born March 4, 1921, at Fremont to Adolph J. and Mary (Petersen) Bureman. She received her primary education at Kearney County and also at District No. 15 rural school in Phelps County. She later graduated from Holdrege High School with the Class of 1939.
She was united in marriage to Donald Oscar Lindgren on Oct. 27, 1944, at Phillipsburg, KS. To this union, a daughter was born.
Lindgren and her husband resided at Holdrege where she was employed with the First National Bank of Holdrege for over 37 years, retiring as the benefits officer in December of 1986. Her husband preceded her in death in November of 2003.
She and her husband’s life goal was to preserve and enrich historical artifacts and information, according to family members. Together, the couple were dedicated and involved in the development of the Nebraska Prairie Museum at Holdrege.
Lindgren was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holdrege, the American Legion Auxiliary and Nebraska State Historical Society, and she was a charter member of the Tre-Kronor Scandinavian Society.
She had served as the treasurer and memorial chairman of the Phelps County division of the American Heart Association for 25 years. In addition, she was a charter member of the Phelps County Historical Society and served as treasurer for 28 years.
?Lindgren found joy in volunteering, said family members. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for over 11 years as well as the Phelps County Food Pantry and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also enjoyed working for the historical society, gardening, watching animals and birds, traveling, taking three-generation vacations and day trips with her family. She and her husband were chosen as the 1989-90 Swedish Days king and queen.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Don; her parents, Adolph and Mary; an infant sister.
Survivors include: her daughter, Beverly Jean “Bev” (Myron “Chuck”) Titkemeier of Gothenburg; granddaughters—Melody Titkemeier of North Platte and Jenna Titkemeier of Henderson, NV; nephews—Keith (Donna) Lindgren of Manhattan, KS, and Richard (Elva) Hoogner of Santa Cruz, CA; niece, Barbara (Don) Lindstrom of Newnan, GA; numerous other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to The Nebraska Prairie Museum and the First Baptist Church of Holdrege. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.

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