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Lois Rubenthaler, 77 - December 03, 2008


Lois Rubenthaler, 77, of Gothenburg, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Visitation is planned for Wed­nesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Zion Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Bill “J” Terry, Jr. officiating. Burial will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Rubenthaler was born on Nov. 21, 1931, southeast of Ogallala to William and Louise (Hansmeier) Holscher, Jr. She grew up southeast of Ogallala. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and attended school at District No. 22 near her home until the eighth grade.
She graduated from Ogallala High School in 1949 and also from Immanuel School of Nursing of Omaha in 1952. She had lived in Ogallala as well as rural Brady from 1957 to 2001, and Gothenburg after retiring.
Rubenthaler had worked as a registered nurse, mostly at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
On April 4, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Rubenthaler at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Ogallala.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg and its women’s group. She was also part of the Registered Nurse’s Club and the Spannuth Women’s Club.
?Rubenthaler was especially fond of her family, church, gardening and music, and enjoyed volunteering at the Gothenburg Senior Center, according to family members.
?She was preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters—Esther and Ella; a brother, Adolph Holscher; brother-in-law, Calvin Nelson.
?Survivors include: her husband, Donald; a daughter, Jill Rubenthaler; two sons—Dean (Marlinda) Rubenthaler and Dirk (Debbie) Rubenthaler, all of Gothenburg; grandchildren—Joey and Kayla Rubenthaler of Lincoln, and Stephanie Rubenthaler of Gothenburg; step-grandchildren—Jeremy (Candace) Harms and Brandon Harms; step-great-grandchildren—Brittany, William and Regan Harms, all of Gothenburg.
Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church and the Gothenburg Senior Center.
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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