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Marcella Brehmer, 91, of Pender NE


Marcella (Konopasek) Brehmer passed away February 14, 2017 at Pender Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender Nebraska; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2017 at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The burial will be at St John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Pender Senior Center. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Marcella was born May 24, 1925 on a farm near Beemer, NE to James and Anna (Vach) Konopasek. Marcella attended rural Cuming County Schools. On December 3, 1944 she married Leroy Brehmer.  In their younger years, Marcella and Leroy enjoyed roller skating and dancing. They farmed southwest of Pender and were blessed with two sons, Gary and Keith. Leroy passed away in 1990 and Marcella moved into town shortly after.

Marcella was a life time member of St John’s Lutheran Church of rural Pender. The past five years Marcella spent at Heritage of Emerson. She enjoyed the activities and made many close friends. Marcella was very honored to be the Valentines Queen in 2014. Marcella’s greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marcella is survived by her sons, Gary (Pat) Brehmer of Ponte Vedra Beach FL, Keith (Rita) Brehmer of Pender NE; close cousin, Dale (Joyce) Doescher of Galva, IA; grandchildren Ryan Brehmer of Niagra Falls, NY, Angie (Barry) Matthewson of St Johns, FL, Ben (Katie) Brehmer of Pender, NE, Molly (Amp) Ferg of David City, NE; great grandchildren, Daphne and Gwynn Matthewson, Collins and Crew Ferg; and step great grandchildren Kolton, Rylee and Zoey Lehmkuhl.

Marcella is preceded in death by parents; husband, Leroy; and infant granddaughter, Bobbi Jo.

Marcella Brehmer

Marcella Brehmer

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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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