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Christena Neuharth, Gregory

Christena Rosina Neuharth, 95, Gregory, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Gregory Hospital, Gregory. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burke, with the Rev. Fred Schurman officiating. Burial will be...

Christena Rosina Neuharth, 95, Gregory, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Gregory Hospital, Gregory.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burke, with the Rev. Fred Schurman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Burke. There will be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service Thursday at Kotrba Funeral Home, Gregory.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1914, north of Osmond, Neb., to William and Rosa (Kumm) Lindwurm.

When she was 6 her mother died and a year later the family moved to Carlock.

She attended rural school at Pleasant View District No. 53, near the Nebraska-South Dakota border, all of her eight school years.

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She helped with chores and worked for neighbors after finishing school.

On Dec. 31, 1933, she married Emil Neuharth of Burke at his parent's home.

They farmed in the Burke area for many years.

In 1968 they moved to Gregory. They were janitors for BankWest for 12 years,

After retiring, they moved into Nemer's Apartments.

She is survived by a son, Leroy, Gregory; a daughter, Arlene Dobesh and husband Dennis, Newton, Iowa; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Elsie Fode, Burke; Ella Hanson, Alvina Wonnenberg and Esther Braun, all of Gregory; two brothers: William Lindwurm, Burke; and John Lindwurm, Gregory; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her stepmother; an infant brother; a brother, Phillip; and a sister Rosie Senglemen.

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