Lorene A. Wildes, 95, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died July 24th, 2012, at Linden Court in North Platte, Nebraska.
She was born June 7th, 1917, on the family farm, near Cozad, Nebraska, daughter of John W. and Selma (Erikson) Bellstrom.
She grew up in the Gothenburg/Cozad communities. She attended Dawson County Middle 2 School through 8th grade and then graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1935.
Lorene earned her RN in 1945 and her BSN in 1959. She was a dedicated nurse and worked in various nursing roles including outpatient, Central Supply, the Red Cross Blood Mobile and was a supervisor of Public Health Nursing. She worked for many years in the Omaha area. She was a member of the ANA in Minnesota, Maryland and Nebraska and Center Baptist Church in Omaha. Lorene enjoyed visiting friends, researching, reading, writing, and traveling.
Survivors include her six nephews, Stanley E. (Patricia) Youngberg of Woodbridge, Connecticut; C. Edward (Janet) Youngberg of Evergreen, Colorado; Robert J. Youngberg of Lakewood, Colorado; Roger (Linda) Tederman, Michael (Vicki) Tederman, Terry (Jean) Tederman ,all of Omaha, Nebraska; two nieces, Roberta L. (Robert) Wilson of Hershey, Nebraska, Mary Ann (Ron) Sobon of Omaha, Nebraska; her great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents John and Selma Bellstrom; brother H.O. "Bob" Tederman and sister Gladyce M. Youngberg.
Funeral Services were held at First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave C, Gothenburg; Friday, July 27th, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Bill Ivey officiating.
Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to Center Baptist Church, 2111 S. 41st St., Omaha, NE 68105.
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