Mary Ann (Wollmer) Tonjes, 85, of Hooper NE

Mary Ann (Wollmer) Tonjes, age 85, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away April 23, 2016.  Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21st, at 10:30 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper.  Visitation will be on Friday, May 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Memorials a suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper, the 40 & 8 Nurses Scholarship, Hooper Library, Hooper Senior Center and the Logan View Education Foundation.  Online guestbook can be accessed at  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel, in Hooper in charge of arrangements.

She was born January 18, 1931 in Pender to John and Olga (Heyne) Wollmer. When she was a year old, her family moved to Hooper. After graduating from Hooper High School in 1948, she attended Midland College for two years and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Nursing in 1953. She married Eugene (Gene) Tonjes April 25, 1954.

Mary Ann and Gene were avid sports fans; holding season-tickets to Nebraska football and following all Husker and local sports teams. They enjoyed playing golf and traveling to attend the activities of their eight grandchildren. Mary Ann loved reading and playing bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs.

, Mary Ann worked at the Hooper Clinic with Dr. William G. Heusel for 17 years. She then joined the staff of Logan View Junior Senior High School where she worked as School Nurse for 15 years until her retirement in 1997.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, the Hooper Legion Auxiliary, the Nebraska Alumni Association and the Nebraska State Education Association.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Mark and Kendall Tonjes of Lincoln; daughters and sons-in-law Jane and Joe Camenzind of Wichita, Kansas and Susie and Steve Hultgren of Fremont; grandchildren Matt and Megan Tonjes, John, Ryan, Mark and Jacob Camenzind, Josh and Taylor Dahl, sister-in-law Marlene Moeller and special cousins Carolyn Von Seggern, Beverly Peterson and Sheila Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister.

Mary Ann Tonjes

Mary Ann Tonjes

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