Dorothy Helen Lobdell, 82, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 1st, 2012, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dorothy Helen Lobdell was born on March 4th, 1930, to Henry and Mary Margaret Weber Cler. She was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska. She moved to Scottsbluff and attended grade school there. She then moved back to Lexington to finish her High School education. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an Operator for several years. She married Bruce Lobdell in 1950 and they farmed North of Cozad, Nebraska, for several years. To this marriage there were three children born, Gary, Marlene and Sandi.
Dorothy was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg and she spent time volunteering at the Gothenburg Senior Citizen Center. She also belonged to the Red Hat Society. She loved quilting, crocheting, gardening and traveling. Bruce and Dorothy spent 13 years traveling throughout the United States after their retirement. Bruce and Dorothy were able to celebrate their 62nd Anniversary on September 30th.
She is survived by son Gary, daughters Marlene (Larry) Fiese and Sandi (Mike) Brown; grandchildren Jason, Casey, Scott, Cameron, Torey, Hillary and Whitney; step-grandchildren Josh, Cassie and Chantel; great-grandchildren Bryce, Cyrus, Brady, Cash and Ava; step-great-grandchildren Jada, Presley, Carter and Kennedy. Also two sisters, Mary Jacobs and Rosie Vlcek.
She was preceded in death by her Husband (Bruce), daughter Lana, brother Philip Cler, as well as five half-brothers and 10 half-sisters.
She will be missed by not only her family but also her many friends.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg; Sunday, November 4th, 2012, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Services were held at American Lutheran Church, November 5th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Lonna Grabenstein PMA, Pastor Tom Wilson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138, or the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, NE 69138.
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