Lorene Wildes, 95 - July 24, 2012
Lorene A. Wildes, 95, of Gothenburg passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Linden Court in North Platte.
A vsitation will be conducted on Thursday, July 26, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Services will take place at the First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave. C, at Gothenburg on Friday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Ivey officiating. Interment to follow service at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Wildes was born June 7, 1917, on a family farm near Cozad, daughter of John W. and Selma (Erikson) Bellstrom. She grew up in the Gothenburg/Cozad area and attended Dawson County Middle 2 School through the eighth grade and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1935.
She earned her RN degree in 1945 and her BSN degree in 1959. She was a dedicated nurse, said family, and was employed with various nursing roles including outpatient, central supply and the Red Cross Bloodmobile as well as a supervisor of public health nursing.
Wildes worked for many years in the Omaha area, and was a member of the ANA in Minnesota, Maryland and Nebraska. She was also a member of the Center Baptist Church in Omaha.
She enjoyed visiting friends, researching, reading, writing and traveling, according to family members.
Wildes was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Selma Bellstrom; a brother, H.O. “Bob” Tederman; sister, Gladyce M. Youngberg.
Survivors include: her six nephews—Stanley E. (Patricia) Youngberg of Woodbridge, CT, C. Edward (Janet) Youngberg of Evergreen, CO, Robert J. Youngberg of Lakewood, CO, Roger (Linda) Tederman, Michael (Vicki) Tederman and Terry (Jean) Tederman, all of Omaha; two nieces—Roberta L. (Robert) Wilson of Hershey and Mary Ann (Ron) Sobon of Omaha; great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Center Baptist Church, 2111 S. 41st St., Omaha, NE 68105.