Susie Doetker - November 22, 2012
Loralie Sue “Susie” (Mathews) Doetker, youngest daughter of William and Edna Mathews, was born Nov. 27, 1943 in Imperial, Neb.
As a young girl she grew up west of Imperial and graduated from Chase County High School in 1961. Susie went on to complete Business School in eastern Nebraska and was employed in Washington D.C. for a short time.
Susie returned to Nebraska and was united in marriage to Kent Eugene Doetker at the United Methodist Church in Imperial, Neb., on June 21, 1964. They made their home on a farm on the “South Divide” southwest of Wauneta, Neb. This union was blessed with two sons, Jed and Kelly.
She loved the western lifestyle and raised her boys to be hard-working men. She loved being around her grandchildren and watching them grow. Her older grandchildren loved to bake cookies, play in the backyard and to sew with her. To her youngest two grandchildren, she was fondly known as “MeeMaw.”
Susie especially enjoyed calving season and enjoyed watching the calves in the spring. She was a very devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.
She was baptized on March 27, 1956, at the United Methodist Church of Imperial. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wauneta, a member of the chair (Secretary of the church), funeral dinner aide and putting in a lot of other time into the church. She took on a lot of jobs within the community and took pride in each of them.
Susie joined Imperial Chapter # 279 Order of Eastern Star, Aug, 1962, and served in several positions prior to serving as Worthy Matron in 1971. She received her 50 -year pin in September 2012.
Susie departed this life Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2012, at her home and in the hands of loved ones in Wauneta, Neb., at the age of 68.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna (Bremer) Mathews; sister, Lavon (Mathews) Pilchuck; brother-in-law, Bill Pilchuck; father-in-law, Albert Doetker; mother-in-law, Velma (Fortkamp) Doetker; and nephew, Matt Pilchuck.
Susie is survived by her husband, Kent; son, Jed and wife, DeAnn; son, Kelly and wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Jordyn, Caid, Coleton, McKenna and Kenton Doetker, all of Wauneta; brother, Boyd and wife, Joan Mathews of Imperial, Neb.; brother, Byrdell and wife, Gloria Mathews of Texas; brother, Gary and wife, Joy, of Texas; brother-in-law, Loren and wife, Karen Doetker of Wauneta, Neb.; special nieces and nephews; and very close friends.
Memorial services were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:30 a.m. (MT), at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta, with Pastor Bonnie McCord officiating.
A private family inurnment will be held before services.
No visitation, Susie chose cremation.
Memorials have been established to Sunrise Heights Nursing Home of Wauneta, United Methodist Church of Wauneta and the EMTs of Wauneta, Neb.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.