Wilma Nebel, 89, of Emerson NE

Wilma Catherine (Paulsen) Nebel, 89, of Emerson, NE, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Heritage of Emerson Nursing Home in Emerson. Funeral services will be Monday, April 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will be Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday morning with family present from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

Wilma was born October 14, 1926 to Johann and Augusta (Havekost) Paulsen in Pender, NE. She was active in 4-H and raised show calves. She graduated from Pender High School, attended Wayne College, and then taught school for a short time. She married Kurt Luther Nebel and they had three children. The couple farmed, and besides being an exceptional homemaker, Wilma helped in any way she could by operating farm machinery and taking care of the livestock.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was involved in WELCA, Bible study, and Vacation Bible School. She also served as a 4-H Leader in Emerson.

Wilma enjoyed crocheting, sewing, solving puzzles, watching baseball and basketball games on TV, gardening, bowling, taking scenic trips, and anything green. She also liked listening to piano and organ music, especially hymns, polkas, and Lawrence Welk type music. Wilma loved to play cards and board games. She was strong in her faith, never hesitating to help others. Wilma had a big, friendly smile and loved when the whole family could get together. Wilma was very proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed hearing about their lives.

Wilma is survived by her son, Doug (Nara) Nebel of Tacoma, WA; daughter, Sheryl (Lee) Roadifer of Cheyenne, WY; sisters, Arlene (Raymond) Messerschmidt of Hubbard, NE, Ida Mae Witt of Wakefield, NE, Lois (Bill) Farrell of Grinnell, IA; sister-in-law, Anita Paulsen of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brindy, Jilleen, and Lance Roadifer, and many nieces and nephews.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Curtiss; five brothers, and two sisters.

Wilma Nebel

Wilma Nebel


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