Arlie Pinkley Breitbarth, 95, of Fremont NE

Arlie Pinkley Breitbarth, age 95 of Fremont
died December 27, 2015 at Nye Pointe Health and Rehab in Fremont.

Arlie Marie Powley, born January 30, 1920, was the third of nine children born to Wilber and Emma (Hilker) Powley at their farm home near Pender, Nebraska. Arlie was baptized and confirmed as a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Pender. She graduated from Pender High School in 1937. On March 21, 1939, Arlie married Harold Pinkley. Arlie and Harold moved to Fremont with their first two children (Karen and Lyle) in December 1949. A few years later their family was complete with two more children (Donald and Jolene). They were members of Salem Lutheran Church for several years before joining First Lutheran Church, near the home they built in 1957. After Harold’s death in 1975, Arlie remained in the home until she married Ralph
Breitbarth March 30, 1979. They resided at his Cuming County farm home until Ralph retired from farming. Ralph died Oct. 22, 2011.

Arlie is survived by her son Donald Pinkley of Lincoln, NE, daughters Karen (Larry) Hoier of West Des Moines, IA, Jolene Wieser of Omaha, NE, and daughter-in-law Cheryl Pinkley of Searcy, AR., eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by step-son Brian (Donna) Breitbarth of Fargo, ND, three step-grandchildren, and 5 step- great-grandchildren. Sisters Twila Copple of Rochester, MN and Leola (Dilworth) Blatchford of Denver, CO, sisters-in-law Shellie Powley of Cheyenne, WY, Elda Powley of Lincoln, NE, and Bertha Powley of CT, as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding Arlie in death were her parents, husband Harold Pinkley, husband Ralph Breitbarth, son Lyle Pinkley, son-in-law, Charles Wieser, sister-in-law, Evelyn Pinkley Sahlstrom and brother-in-law Art Sahlstrom; brothers Earl, Richard, Harlan, Dallas, Morris and Benjamin Powley, brother-in-law Duane Copple, sisters-in-law, Bonnie Rahn Powley and Dorothy Powley Hamilton, three nephews (Brian Copple, Richard Rahn,
Steve Powley) two nieces, (Devra Powley George and Vicki Powley).

Funeral service is Saturday January 2, 2016, 10:00 AM at First Lutheran Church, Fremont. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation at Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont will be Friday 4pm to 7pm. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran or Donor’s choice.

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Arlie Breitbarth

Arlie Breitbarth

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