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Anna Oldaker - June 14, 2012


Anna Lucille Staudenmaier Oldaker was born July 3, 1921, to Charlie and Josephine Geiser Staudenmaier; she passed away June 10, 2012, in Wauneta, Neb.
Anna grew up on the family ranch north of Harrison, attending rural school near their home.
On Aug. 28, 1943, at Junction City, Kan., Anna was united in marriage to Gayle Norman Oldaker. At that time Gayle was stationed in the army at Ft. Riley, Kan. While living there, Anna worked for several officers’ wives.
Gayle and Anna bought their ranch in Sioux County, Neb. Anna was constantly by Gayle’s side helping to make their ranch a success story.
On Jan. 14, 1947, Charles Royal was born; on March 22, 1948, Edward Norman arrived; and on March 13, 1950 William (Bill) Floyd arrived to make their family complete.
Anna was a very devoted wife and mother. Ask any of her family and they will tell you she made some of the best fried chicken and homemade ice cream in Sioux County.
Survivors include son, Charles and wife, Letha, of Imperial, Neb.; son, Edward and wife, Robin, of rural Harrison, Neb.; son, Bill and wife, Linda, of rural Sioux County, Neb.; grandchildren, Allen Oldaker of Trenton, Neb.; Tammy Hel­ser and husband, Brian, of rural Champion, Neb.; Annette Oldaker of Harrison, Neb.; Janet Oetken and husband, Greg, of rural Marsland, Neb.; Amy Swisher and husband, Barry, of Lusk, Wyo.; Melvin Oldaker and wife, Lindsey, of Burwell, Neb.; Cathy Whetham and husband, Shan, of rural Sioux County, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Sara Ann, Trace, Cody, Landen, Logen, Bryce, Bailey, Brady, Donovan, Taylor, Tanner and Teige; brother, James Staudenmaier and wife, Linda, of Harrison, Neb.; sister-in-law, Shirley Oldaker of Vernal, Utah; sister-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Longmont, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Gayle; three brothers, Robert, Junior and George Staudenmaier; and her parents, Charlie and Josephine.
Graveside funeral services for Anna will be held at 11 a.m. (MT) on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Harrison Cemetery in Harrison, Neb. with Pastor Matt Parker officiating.
Visitation will be held today, Thursday morning starting at 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Harrison Bible Church, Harrison, Neb.
Memorials may be made to the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department or the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.