Mary Ann Wiedenfeld, age 72 of Hickman, Nebraska died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska with Rev. Gib Alberti officiating. Burial will be in the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to the Cat House in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Mountain Lion Foundation.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Andy Topf, Becky Burke, Mindy Holm, Nicky DeWald, Sandra Rosecrans, Dianne Meierergerd, Nancy Tesdall and Roz Boyer.
Active Pallbearers will be Bob Burke, Matt Topf, Greg Topf, Dane Boeckman, Aaron Rosecrans, Gary Olsen and Jim Olsen.
Mary was born on November 27, 1943 at Yankton, SD to Charles Fredrick and Gretchen Fern (Olsen) Yonke. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1961 where she was active in band, chorus, pep club and cheerleading. She married Kenneth Wiedenfeld on August 11, 1962 in Laurel, Nebraska. They made their home in Yankton SD where she worked at Gurney Seed and Nursery for several years. On September 15, 1968 they welcomed a daughter, Dawn Patricia, to their family. In 1971 they moved to Slayton, MN where she assisted Kenneth in a manufactured housing retail business. In 1976 they moved to Montevideo, MN where Mary worked at the A&W Drive In. In 1983 they moved to Hickman, NE. Mary worked as a counter person for Sunkist Cleaners and was a retail sales person for T-Shirt Apparel both in Lincoln.
Mary was active as a band assistant when Dawn was in high school. She enjoyed all racing sports especially NASCAR and she loved the music of Elvis Presley. She enjoyed sewing and decorating cakes.
Mary is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wiedenfeld of Hickman, NE; a daughter, Dawn and Brad Boeckman of Lincoln; 2 step-grandsons, Zac Frank and Dane Boeckman of Springfield, SD; 2 sisters-in-law, Kathy and Charles Burke of Pierre, SD and Marilyn and Larry Topf of Salix, Iowa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a half-sister, Leota Hans.
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So sorry to hear that Mary passed away. Although I never knew her, she must have been a wonderful lady for you to marry. We have always appreciated working with you thru Kitchens & Windows Unlimited and wanted you to know how sorry we feel for you. We pray that God's Spirit will bring peace to you and your family at this time. Everyone from RES Construction extends our sincere sympathy to you during this sad and difficult time.
Kenny: It is with deepest sympathy that I am sending you this message. I considered Mary a very dear friend, even though I only met her in person that one time. Our correspondence is something I will always treasure. She was always a great comfort and inspiration to me. I will always remember #2 !!
Kenny, Dawn, and family- dad, Dan, Jack, and I were so sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. We send you our deepest condolences and love. Your family will be in our prayers in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Stacy Baehman (Gulden)
Ken, Alice and I are so sorry about the passing of Mary. Our hearts go out to you and we are praying for God's comfort to you, Dawn and the rest of the family.
Kenny, Dawn & family,
My heart is saddened to learn of Mary's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always cherish the wonderful talks Mary & I had at the Post Office and all the beautiful flowers she brought to us to enjoy. I pray that God will give you the strength and comfort at this most difficult time.
My Deepest Sympathy,
Kenny, Our high school time together was brief, but Mary Ann was someone I always admired and will remember. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wally & Sharon Hoblit
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