Sally Bart, age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, NE with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's cemetery in Hartington. Military rites will be conducted by the Hartington VFW Post #5283, the American Freedom Riders, and the Crofton American Legion Post #128. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at church one hour prior to services.
Rosella (Sally) J. Bart, daughter of Frank and Anna (Bogner) Bart, was born on October 2, 1919 on the family farm east of Crofton, NE. She attended elementary school at St. Rose and graduated from Crofton High School in 1937. Sally attended Omaha School of Commerce and was employed in Omaha, Denver, and Chicago. On January 22, 1943, she joined the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corporation), becoming the first woman in Cedar County to join the military. Basic training was in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, and administration school was in Conway, AR. On September 1, 1943, the WAAC was renamed the Women's Army Corp. From April 9, 1944 to October 20, 1945, Sally served her country in E.T.O. (European Theatre of Operations) in England and France during WWII. It was during that period while working in the mailroom that she realized her brother, Raymond Bart was killed in action. On November 6, 1945, she was discharged at Ft. Sheridan, IL, having completed her tour of duty.
After returning to civilian life, Sally was employed at BF Goodrich in Chicago, as well as other places until 1950 when she returned to Nebraska. She worked at the Ford Garage in Hartington as a bookkeeper for four years. During this time she also cared for her sister, Katie's children while Katie was in the hospital in Kearney, NE for nine months. She was employed at Farmers' Home Administration from December 1955 until her retirement in 1981. After retirement, she worked for Gayle Hochstein Sand and Gravel as a bookkeeper. Sally supported two children from the Dominican Republic through Christian Charities from baby to 16 years of age.
Sally was an active member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, held a Perpetual Adoration Hour from January 1981 to 2013, CD of A, Holy Trinity Guild, life member of the Hartington VFW Post #5283 and life member of the Crofton American Legion Post 128. Sally served nine years on the Hartington Ambulance, she was a CCD Coordinator, and she served on the Community Caretakers and the Hartington Community Foundation. Sally also did volunteer work at the Hartington Nursing Center. In 1994, she was presented the Hartington Outstanding Citizen Award. She was a world traveler; she loved bowling and golf, and watching her neighbor kids grow up. Sally lived life to the fullest.
Sally is survived by fourteen nieces and nephews, Ann Marie Kuehler, Nancy Schieffer, Kathy Wicht, Pat Huss, Toni King, Steve Keiser, Jean Rieff, Heidi Haberman, Rose Ann Sundin, Sharlene Guenther, Roman Bart, Don Keiser, Edward Bart, and Mary Ann Promes. Sister-in-law Irene Bart, and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, George, Walter, Raymond, Lawrence, Lambert, and Eddie Bart; three sisters, Sr. Mary Bart, Loretta Bart, and Katie Keiser; nephew Kevin Keiser, and great nephew Jason Wicht.
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Is was an honor to know Sally! What a remarkable lady! We feel privileged to have made her acquaintance. We share your loss and hope that all your wonderful memories will ease your sadness. You, her family, are in our thoughts & prayers. We are sorry for all your recent loss. Our love is with you.
Gail & Jim Anderson
We've know Sally for over 40 years and have great memories of her kind and gentle spirit. What a great life she has led and example she has given. She will be missed!
Paul and Diane Wemhoff
I always enjoyed visiting with Sally. It was nice that Sharleen brought her to dad's visitation. I hope that I can golf as long as she did and enjoy it so much. With deepest sympathy.
Allan & Irma Arens
So sorry to hear about Sally's death. She was a great persona and lived life to the fullest. I'm really going to miss seeing her out on the golf course.
Our family will miss seeing Sally at mass every weekend...she always sat in the same spot and we were always nearby :) Her kindness and smile will be missed.
Tom and Robin Potts Family
I have lots of memories of Sally from the court house, bowling and golfing! She was a remarkable lady. Our sympathies.
Ken & Mary Thunker
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Hartington Community Foundation, Inc. I would like to express our board's most sincere condolences. Sally had been on the Foundation board since its inception in 1988. She was always aware of the needs of her community and even formed a scholarship fund in her name to help area students. She was a great lady who most definitely came from the greatest generation ever. May God Bless you Sally!
J. Scott Schrempp - President
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