Lexington Resident: Norine Quitmeyer, age 94 (1919-2013)

Norine (Landercasper) Quitmeyer, 94 of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, April 18th, 2013, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.

She was born on March 3rd, 1919, to Henry and Marvel (Hayden) Landercasper in Hillside Precinct, Dawson County, Nebraska. She was baptized on April 21st, 1935, at Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church and was confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Buffalo, on August 21st, 1938.

Norine attended rural school District #58 (the Campbell Schoolhouse) through eighth grade and graduated from Lexington High School in 1936. After graduation Norine was employed as a clerk at Baumgartner’s Variety Store. In 1942, she was employed as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for several years. She also assisted her husband in his accounting practice.

On January 22nd, 1946, she was married to Ernest Quitmeyer at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo. To this union three sons and two daughters were born. Except for a year and a half in Kearney in the early 1950’s, they lived their entire married life in Lexington where they owned Quitmeyer Accounting and La Petite Beauty Salon.

Norine was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.  She was always an active supporter of her children’s activities as she served as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Pershing P.T.A. She also volunteered as a Brownie leader, Cub Scout leader, 4-H and Lexington Swim Team. Norine enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

She is survived by her children; Gordon (Diane) Quitmeyer of Lincoln, Nebraska; Janet Merchen of Champaign, Illinois; Cynthia Quitmeyer of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Kevin (Janice) Quitmeyer of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren; Heather Quitmeyer (Brian Boone) of Lincoln, Leslie Quitmeyer of Fort Collins, Colorado; Brett Merchen of Chicago, Illinois, Todd Merchen of Japan, Joel Merchen of Champaign, Illinois, Dalton, Pierce and McKenae Quitmeyer, all of Denver; four great-grandchildren, Christian and Faith Quitmeyer of Auburn, Nebraska and Rowan and Malcolm Boone of Lincoln; one sister-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) Landercasper of Phoenix, Arizona; she is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Norine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; son, Larry; sister, Zaida Kraus; brother, Robert Landercasper and two grandsons, Mike and Matt Quitmeyer.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, at 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo with Reverend Victor Rasmussen officiating.

Inurnment will be in the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Cremation will follow visitation.

Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church at Buffalo Building Fund, the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

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