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Leta Brunkhorst - July 17, 2014

Leta Sophia Emma (Keiser) Brunkhorst was born on Sept. 5, 1920, to John and Mary (Haarberg) Keiser in Dundy County, the seventh child of a family of nine children. She was baptized on Oct. 3, 1920, by Pastor Victor Hoffman and confirmed on April 15, 1934, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Wauneta, by Pastor W. H. Wendling.
A lifelong member of St. Paul’s, she attended the parochial school. Leta was a fifty-year member of the choir and an active member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
On Dec. 12, 1942, Leta and Henry Brunkhorst, also of Dundy County, were united in marriage by Pastor W. H. Wendling. They lived on the Brunkhorst family farm until 1954 when they moved to a farm south of Enders. She enjoyed sewing, yard work and bowling.
Leta passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2014, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, Neb. She was 93 years of age.
Leta was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; one brother in infancy and brothers William, Albert, Raymond, Edwin and Elmer Keiser; sisters Linda Rietsch and Alma McBride.
Survivors include: sister-in-law, Edna Keiser of Enders, Neb.; many special nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Wauneta, Neb., with Pastor Keith Wellman officiating.
Interment followed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wauneta.
Memorials have been established to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska.
Visitation was held Friday afternoon, July 11, 2014, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta.
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Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.