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Breitkreutz, Sharon J. (1940 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/8/2021 at 18:50:04

Name of deceased: Sharon J. Breitkreutz (nee Hartman)

Aged: 80 yrs, 8 mo, 16 days

Residence: Wisner, Cuming County, NE

Born: July 25, 1940; Newcastle, Dixon County, NE

Died: April 10, 2021; The Heritage of Fountain Point, Norfolk, Madison County, NE

Funeral services: Tuesday, April 13, 2021; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wisner, NE. Burial was in the Wisner Cemetery.

Survived by: Husband of 57 years, Russ, of Wisner, NE; daughter, Laurie (spouse, Les) Oswald of Wisner, NE and their family members, Keshia Greve, Jon and McKenzie Greve and son Cru, Kyra and Cord Schueth, Ashley Oswald and friend Steve, Abbie and Jay Nordhausen and their children, Ava and Lottie, Alli and Aaron Raymond and their children, Clara and Hugh; daughter, Lisa (spouse, Randy) Leinen of Harlan, IA and their family members, Morgan and Jason Lemkau and their son, Liam, Caitlin and Jason Eisenmann and their children, Breckyn and Brayden, Madelyn Bak and friend Loren, Melissa and Jared Moores and their children Payton, Sloan, and Wyatt, Brooke and Adam Gau and daughter, JayLee, Taylor and Michael Bos and daughter, Rylee; sister, Mildred Christensen of Elkhorn, NE; brother, Derwin (spouse, Alice) Hartman of Elkhorn, NE; sister-in-law, Joan Hartman of Laurel, NE

Predeceased by: Parents, Burton and Marguerite (nee McClary) Hartman; twin sister, Shirley and her spouse, Ken Hammer; sister, Madonna and her spouse, Jerry Beck; brothers, Fay Hartman and Galen Hartman; brother-in-law, Carl Christensen

Education: Attended elementary school through 8th grade in a country school south of Newcastle, NE; she graduated from Newcastle (NE) High School, Class of 1957 and then attended Wayne State College and obtained her teaching degree.

Religious affiliation: Member, St. Paul Lutheran Church; active in D.O.R., taught Sunday school, mid-week classes, and was Superintendent for Vacation Bible School there

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Russell Breitkreutz; date not provided; First Congregational Church, Newcastle, NE

Employment: After completing her teaching degree, she taught school for 9 years; she worked at home until her daughters were in school and was then employed as a secretary at Wisner-Pilger (NE) School and later at the Wisner Care Center. Sharon also worked as a bookkeeper for Tom and Bob Feller for several years; in addition, she was a substitute teacher for a number of years.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed entertaining; baking; working in the yard; traveling with her family; playing bridge and pitch; water painting; spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Sources: harlanonline.com; minnickfuneralserviceinc.com


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