Eleanor Sitorius, 97 - March 31, 2013Eleanor Mann Sitorius, 97, long-time resident of the Gothenburg area, died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave., in Gothenburg with Dr. Jeff Thurman and the Rev. Donna Dudley officiating.
A private family internment, prior to services, will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell where she will be buried next to her husband, Romaine.
Sitorius was born Dec. 9, 1915, at Steamboat Springs to Albert A. and Annie Jane Mann as the next to the youngest in the large family of 10 children. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1933 and worked for several years at Potter’s Pharmacy.
On June 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Romaine J. Sitorius. The couple resided at Texas and California while her husband served with the Army, and in Omaha after World War II.
In 1950, she and her husband moved back to Gothenburg and the farm with their three daughters. In 1989, they retired and moved off the farm and into Gothenburg.
Sitorius was a member of the United Methodist Church where she attended regularly and served in numerous Methodist Women’s Society positions over the years. She was also a 4-H leader as her daughters were growing up and a member of P.E.O. later in life. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed reading, according to family members.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, Romaine in 1998; her parents, Albert and Annie; six brothers and three sisters—Frances (Wesley) Poulson, George(Ruth) Mann, Ralph (Susie) Mann, Horace (Mildred) Mann, Lawrence (Ruby) Mann, Alberta (Chet) Stumpff, Mary (Stan) Tederman, Milton (Vivian) and Arthur Mann.
Survivors include: her three daughters—Susan Monk of Denver, CO, Jane (Patrick) Veress of Cambridge, England, and Sally (Wally) Trimble of Gothenburg; three grandchildren—Justin Monk of Denver, Molly (Marc) Logemann of Omaha and Sheridan Trimble of North Platte; five great-grandchildren—Jordon Monk, Jadon Monk and Layla Monk, all of Denver, and Schuyler Logemann and Ryder Logemann of Omaha; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE 69138.