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Orma Beckmann, 91, of Pender NE


Orma L. Beckmann, 91, of Pender, NE died on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender, NE. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church south of Pender, NE; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender is in charge of the arrangements.

Orma was born on March 23, 1925 in Bancroft, NE, the daughter of Julius and Catherine Margaret (Leu) Witt. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE. On February 1, 1948, Orma was united in marriage to Alfred Beckmann at Bancroft, NE. To this union seven children were born: Marlin, Caroline, Marie, Dale, Alvin, JoAnn and Leora. The couple farmed in the Pender area until retiring and moving into Pender, NE in 1989. Alfred died on November 4, 1997. Orma was an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church serving in the Ladies aid and the LWML.

She is survived by her children Marlin (Ruth) Beckmann of Pender, NE, Caroline (Don) Zila of Thurston, NE, Marie (Larry) Sokol of Wayne, NE, Dale (Becky) Beckmann of Norfolk, NE, Alvin (Barb) Beckmann of Norfolk, NE, JoAnn (Scott) Henrickson of Stanton, NE and Leora (Mark) Peterson of Gretna, NE. Orma is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, and a sister Norma Novak of Randolph, NE.

Orma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alfred, twin grandchildren Heather and Matthew Henrickson, 4 brothers: Elmer, Ervin, Eldin and Melvin Witt and a sister Elna (Witt) Sila.

Orma Beckmann

Orma Beckmann

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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