Irene E. Bart, age 97 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with her family at her side at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at the St. Rose Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to services at church.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Wuebben, Zach Wuebben, Michael Wuebben, Alexandra Kuehler, Jon Van Bochove, Adam Van Bochove, and Garret Dietze.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Wuebben, Kim & Jarid May, Coltin May, Breanne Kuehler, Erika Dietze, and Christopher Van Bochove.
Irene Evelyn Bart was born on May 27, 1917 in West Point, Nebraska to Hans Martin and Ciene "Cenie" Marie (Jensen) Hansen. She lived in the West Point and Lyons vicinities and graduated from Lyons High School. Irene married Walter Louis Bart on January 23, 1939. They had one daughter, Anna Marie. Irene worked at Trucker's Café in South Yankton, and also at Bogners Steakhouse in Crofton. She and Walter lived on a farm east of Crofton until 1967 when they moved into the town of Crofton. Walter died on January 26, 1984. Irene maintained her independence her entire life until moving to Park View Haven Nursing home in December of 2014 at the age of 97 years.
She was a member of the Christian Mothers, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and it's Women's Guild. Irene enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, playing Sheephead, and spending time with grandkids and great grandkids.
Irene is survived by her daughter Ann Marie Kuehler of Harington; four grandchildren and their significant others, Marsha & Duane Wuebben of Bow Valley, NE, Marilyn Dietze & Sonny Crawford of Lake George, CO, Myron Kuehler & Shana Tennant of Ft. Worth, TX, Laura & Brett Van Bochove of Sioux Falls, SD; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter, son-in-law Wilfred Kuehler, brothers and spouses Harry & Phyllis Hansen, Arthur Leland & Bonnie Hansen, and Martin Lavern Hansen; sister and spouse Myrtle & Erhardt Greasch; In-laws George Bart, Raymond Bart, Sister Mary Bart, Lawrence Bart, Loretta Bart, Lambert & Marie Bart, Sally Bart, and Katie & Raymond Keiser.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to be made out to the wishes of the Irene Bart family.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
ANN, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSSES IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. I WILL MISS THEM BOTH AT PVH.
ROSE & KENNY PINKELMAN
So sorry to hear of your losses,Ann. You are in my prayers!
I am so sorry for your loss. Irene was a good neighbor and friend
to Alma Chamberlain (Alma was like a grandma to my sister and me), and Irene
was always nice to us, waving at us whenever we walked to the pool or store
from Alma's. Sometimes we'd catch her outside while a ball game was going
on, or fireworks. She had the best seat in the house.
Many condolences for your loss. She was such a lovely lady.
Barbara (Bogner) Lee
I am sorry for your loss. As my sister (Barbara Lee) said above,
we spent some time in Irene's back yard with Alma Chamberlain. I remember
Irene often shared apricots from her tree!
Blessings to you,
Sharon (Bogner) Anderson
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