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Sonja Daigger, 83 - April 06, 2018

Sonja Waltermire Daigger, age 83 of North Platte, passed away Friday April 6, 2018 at the Cozad Care Center.
Sonja was born May 22, 1934 in Lohnweiler, Germany to Rudolf and Anna Maria (Weber) Schneider. She married Robert Waltermire in 1960 in Heidelberg, Germany and they moved to Brady in 1961. She taught Sunday School at the Brady Methodist Church for many years and belonged to the Brady Fire Ladies, the Extension Club, and the Brady Book Club. She spent time reading, bowling, working with flowers and gardening. She enjoyed visiting with people, especially those in hospitals and rest homes. Sonja married Ted Daigger on Oct. 10, 1992, and the couple moved to North Platte.
Sonja is survived by her husband Ted of North Platte; daughter, Sonja Maria (Ryan Lueck) Kottwitz of North Platte; sons, Roy Paul (Connie S. Ray) Waltermire of Salem, Ore., and Steven (Melody) Waltermire of Wichita, Kan.; step-children, Greg (Sherry Wever) Daigger of North Platte, and Nadean (Don) Spaulding) of Roca; sister, Irene (Doug) Pratt of Waldmohr, Germany; brother, Erich Schneider of Wolfstein, Germany; sisters-in-law, Irmagard Schneider of Germany and Carol (Dale) Carlson of North Platte; grandchildren—Skyler Kottwitz, Kassidy (Braeden) Brundage, Lexus and Stephanie Waltermire, and Robert Waltermire, Jennifer Cordova, Sonja Bates, Alyssabeth Keehner; step- grandchildren— Dillon and Dane Daigger, and Matt, Elizabeth and Emily Spaulding; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Waltermire; brothers, Rudy and Karl Schneider; sister, Anna Marie (Ray) Fox; and grandsons, Paul Joseph and Hunter Paul Joseph Waltermire.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Assocition. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 11, at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will follow at the Gothenburg Cemetery. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements