Dorothy Mae Nienhueser, age 91 of York, NE died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at York. She was born December 8, 1926 in rural Seward County, NE to Freeman and Martha (Pankoke) Graff and graduated from Goehner High School in 1944. On September 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to Erwin “Butch” Nienhueser at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York.
Dorothy was a farm wife and also a cook at Benedict Public Schools and then an in home caregiver. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York where she was a member of LWML and the Quilting Circle. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards and was a member of a card club for over 60 years. Dorothy also loved to sew and was especially good at quilting. She made sure everyone had something homemade. She enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s events and always remembered their birthdays. She liked to watch Husker sporting events and was known to get quite excited during the football games.
She is survived by her family: Sandy (Randy) Doremus of York, Cheryl Nienhueser of Houston, TX, son Terry (Sue) Nienhueser of York and daughter-in-law Vicky Nienhueser of Benedict, NE. Her grandchildren include: Corey (Ellison) Nienhueser of Stromsburg, NE, Craig (Dawn) Nienhueser of Benedict, Amy (Mike) Williams of Potter, NE, Travis (Lorelei) Nienhueser of St. Joseph, MO, Keri Johnson of Crete, NE, Michael (Nikki) Doremus of Hastings, NE and Hayley Nienhueser of Omaha, NE. Great Grandchildren include: Taylor and fiancé’ Nick, Treyton, Talia, Treven, Austin, Addison, Jacob, Connor, Reagan, Michael, Kaden, Devin, Kolton, Logan, Marley and Hadley. Also surviving is her sister Margie Nitz of Goehner, NE, and sisters-in-law Lavonne Graff, Lorna Graff and Maxine Graff all of Seward, NE, and a host of relatives and friends including special friends Bernice Junge and Mildred Tietmeyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary, brothers Robert, Lee and Darrell and grandson-in-law Curtis Johnson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverends Mike Neidow and Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial will be in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m., Monday and then all day Tuesday with her family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m., later that evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.