Eva Buschkamp, age 90 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield, NE with her children at her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton with military honors provided by the Crofton American Legion Post 128. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Honorary Pallbearers are Eva's granddaughters, Sarah Anderson, Jill Pinkelman, Aurora Buschkamp, Rhianon Pyle, Kristina Stuart, Laura Wahlert, Dawn Anderson, Emalee Wilson, Brittney Buschkamp and Kathryn Harbaugh. Pallbearers are Eva's grandsons, Jeremy Buschkamp, Nick Buschkamp, Todd Pinkelman, Joshua Buschkamp, Kallyn Buschkamp, James Buschkamp and Andrew Poe.
Eva was born on October 3, 1923 in Fordyce, Nebraska to Joseph and Josephine (Hochstein) Stevens. She grew up on a farm 2 miles southwest of Fordyce and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington, Nebraska in 1940. She attended and graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton and while in training she joined the Army Nurse Cadet Corp and was classified 1A. After graduation she joined the Navy but was not called to active duty because they had their quota. She moved to Aberdeen, Washington and was head nurse in the OBGYN department. In 1945 she returned to Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. On August 26, 1946 Eva married Harold C. Buschkamp in Constance, Nebraska. In 1947 they moved to a farm they purchased which was 4 miles north of Crofton. In 1977 they moved to Crofton in a house they built. She was a bookkeeper at Farmers Coop for several years and then started working at the Crofton Public School in special education, the library and kindergarten for 15 years. Upon retirement there was a need for a librarian at St. Rose of Lima School in Crofton so Eva volunteered there for 13 years.
Eva was very active in her church serving as president of the Guild and Catholic Daughters of America several times and was State District Deputy of the Catholic Daughters. She was Treasurer of the Rural North Central Deanery for 12 years. Eva was president of the first St. Rose School Board and was a member of the Crofton American Legion Post 128. Eva was a very artistic and creative woman who loved all types of crafts. She was an excellent seamstress making clothes and fixing just about anything. She was an avid reader taking an interest in local and national news. She was an excellent cook and always had food ready for anyone who showed up. She loved being with her family and took a special interest in all of her grandchildren's activities. She always had a special treat for them.
Eva is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Jim and Terry Buschkamp of Waterloo, Iowa; Cheryl and Terry Pinkelman of Wynot, Nebraska; Keith and Charleen Buschkamp of Crofton; Mark and Carolyn Buschkamp of Cherokee, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Alice Stevens of Crofton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold, who died from cancer on October 6, 1986 at the age of 63 and a brother, Dan Stevens
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Mark & family -
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our sincere sympathies to you and your families at this time. May your memories serve as a comfort to remember all the wonderful events you have shared together.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Eva. She was my godmother and will always hold a special place in my heart. As my grandchildren were just starting in school at St Rose, I had always looked for her to say hello at any of the activities for the school that I attended, or when I was visiting my daughter and her family.
To re-introduce myself, I am Christy Furrow, Doris Klevemann (Eva's cousin) was my mother.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow for your family.
Rest in Peace Eva.
Christy Furrow and family
Jim and family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Eva's passing. I have some wonderful memories of my family visiting yours on the farm when I was a kid. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug Klevemann son of Bill and Doris Klevemann
My heart goes out to all of you. How wonderful to see this video and all the pictures of the family and Granny. I am so sad to not be with you all today. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. We are having a Granny Memory Celebration here, with foods we remember, Oreos, jello salad etc. and sharing our memories of her. I have a feeling Granny will be teaching me things for many years to come! Love and condolences- Laura Wahlert
What a loving, proud memory your mom left for all of you! My heart and prayers go out to you.
So sorry to hear about your Mother and Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Roxanne Lammers and Family
Sorry to hear about your mother. Having just lost mine in Oct. I can relate to the pain and sorrow you are suffering. My prayers are with you
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