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Mildred  Elnora  Schledewitz
     Mildred “Millie” Elnora Schledewitz, 88, of Gothenburg, passed peacefully Feb. 9 at Milder Manor in Lincoln. She was born to Jake and Frieda Weinmaster.
     Mildred married John Schledewitz July 20, 1941 and spent her life as a farmer''s wife for 66 years which she loved. She always took pride in the fact that she was such a hard worker. She worked on the farm side-by-side with her husband beginning in Scottsbluff and eventually settling in Maxwell in 1968. They resided there until retiring in 1995 when they moved to Gothenburg. They were sugar beet farmers earning several top awards.
     While living in Maxwell, Mildred ran a ceramic business in her home and loved crocheting selling her works at craft shows. She taught Sunday school for several years and worked with the American Lutheran Church quilting circle for many years.
     For fun, she loved bowling for 50 years and was proud of her many trophies. She and John loved polkaing and in 1987, Mildred was queen of the German American Club.
     She is survived by 3 children JoAnn (Alan) Rosse of Lincoln, John (Donna) Schledewitz, and Larry (Sue) Schledewitz of Maxwell. Eight grandchildren Mitch (Diane) Gregg, Kelly Henry, Jill (Jim) Falcon, Johnny Schledewitz, Janet Schledewitz, Aaron (Teri) Schledewitz, Amber (Bruce) Schledewitz-Watson and Samantha Schledewitz; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Also survived by sisters Helen Kuhlman, of Kimball; Elsie Mason, of Milton Freewater, Ore.; Barb Steffensen, of Gering; Delores Sell, of Glennville, Ariz.; Sheron Dinnel, of Scottsbluff; and brother, Rex Weinmaster, of Hoffman, Minn.
     She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers: Hank, Elmer, Carl, Jake and Delbert; and sister, Martha Kuhlman. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandsons, Derek Henry and Joe Klein.
     Memorials are established to the Alzheimer''s Foundation and the Maxwell Scholarship Fund.
     Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Feb.13 at the American Luther Church in Gothenburg with Pastor Tom Wilson and Lonna Grabenstein PMA officiating. Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 2/13/2013
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