Marcia Kay (Elske) Mitchell, 62, of Fremont, NE


MARCIA KAY (ELSKE) MITCHELL, was born June 7, 1952, in Blair, Nebraska, to Duane and Waletta (Beum) Elske. She passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her home in Fremont, Nebraska, surrounded by family.

She grew up on the family farm in Stella, Nebraska. There she participated in 4H, band, pep club, track (shot put), and showing horses. She won many titles at various rodeos. She won the title of Ms. Nebraska-Kansas Queen of 1967 at the Northeast Rodeo, held in Sabetha, Kansas. She attended Stella Southeast High School until the family moved to Tekamah, Nebraska in 1968. In Tekamah, she was involved in pep club and pep band. She put her time and energy into her saxophone, and won many musical awards. She graduated in 1970 from Tekamah-Herman High School.

She worked as an accountant for several businesses, including Weatherly Bros., Inc., Bob Gottsch, and Regal Printing.

She married Rick Johnson in 1978, and they had one son, Joshua Johnson. She did whatever it took to get to all of Joshua’s sporting events, even all the way through his college years. She was a proud parent. If you were at any of Joshua’s football games, either high school or college, you knew where she was sitting because of the cowbell she rang with pride.

She enjoyed watching football, especially the Cornhuskers, spending time with her family, and watching her grandchildren.

She married Joe Mitchell in 2006. They lived in Fremont, spending time with their children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Waletta Elske; her grandparents, Walter and Doris Beum; aunts and uncles, Gene and Sam Thompson, Norma and Fritz Clausen.

She is survived by her son, Joshua (Jennifer) Johnson, of Lincoln, NE; 3 grandchildren, Grant, Ellie and Josie Johnson; husband, Joe Mitchell, of Fremont; sisters, Debbie (Greg) Rosenboom, of Oakland, NE, Michelle (Matt) Hopkins, of Tekamah; brothers, Richard (Jane) Elske, of Tekamah, Michael Elske, of Omaha, NE; step-children, Mandy Reynolds, Mike Mitchell, Ida Mitchell, Cherri Schmidt, Brandy Amion; 17 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins; aunts and uncles.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Tekamah with Rev. Dr. Brian High officiating.

VISITATION: Monday, 1-8 pm with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.

BURIAL: Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska

MEMORIALS: To the family.

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

pelan@pelanfuneralservices.com

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