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 Mathilda Charlotte Auguste <I>Pohlmann</I> Torbeck

Mathilda Charlotte Auguste Pohlmann Torbeck

Birth
Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Death 21 Oct 2003 (aged 86)
Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 89, Lot 2
Memorial ID 100140979 · View Source
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Mathilda Charlotte Auguste Torbeck, the daughter of Henry and Louise (Behring) Pohlmann, was born southwest of Deshler in Thayer County, Neb., on Nov. 19, 1916.

She passed away on Oct. 21, 2003, at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron, Neb. at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 2 days.

Mathilda was baptized on Dec. 10, 1916, at Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church, in rural Deshler, by Pastor L.C. Lentz. She was confirmed on June 22, 1930, at the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church in rural Deshler, by Pastor J.A. Grueber. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 62:1-2. She graduated from Deshler High School in 1935.

She was united in marriage to Erwin H. Torbeck on Dec. 25, 1937, in Goodland, Kan., by her brother-in-law, Rev. Carl Pohlmann. This union was blessed with two children, Karen and Kenneth.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Friedensau, and had played the organ in earlier years at Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church of Deshler and also at Carleton. She sold Avon products and some of her interests included reading and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Erwin on December 25, 1992; granddaughter, Sharon Louise Konz in 1978; brother, Arthur Pohlmann and wife Rosa; sisters, Martha Pohlmann and Alma Pohlmann and her husband Rev. Carl Pohlmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Helen Torbeck, Edwin Torbeck, Edward and Leona Reinke.

She is survived by her children, Karen Schneider and husband Galen of Fairbury and Kenneth Torbeck and wife Donna of Deshler; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Michael Konz and wife Jody of Lincoln and their children, Taber and Zachary Konz; and Rhonda Manthei and husband Richard of Palmyra and their son, Jeremy Manthei; sister-in-law, Gertrude Torbeck of Longmont, Colo,; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau) in rural Hebron with Rev. James P. Moll officiating.

Congregational hymns "Rise My Soul To Watch And Pray," "Amazing Grace," and "I Am Jesus Little Lamb" were sung with Lois Pohlmann as organist.

Interment was in Deshler City Cemetery at Deshler.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Torbeck, Galen Schneider, Michael Konz, Richard Manthei, Reinhold Kruse and Gary Reinke.

Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau), Hebron, Neb.

Ahrendts Funeral Home of Deshler was in charge of the arrangements.

Source: The Hebron Journal-Register, October 29, 2003.


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  • Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100140979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mathilda Charlotte Auguste Pohlmann Torbeck (19 Nov 1916–21 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100140979, citing Deshler City Cemetery, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Sanner Keim (contributor 46809294) .