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 Irene E. <I>Schmidt</I> Grabhorn

Irene E. Schmidt Grabhorn

Birth
Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Death 2 Nov 2012 (aged 93)
Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 100332909 · View Source
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Irene E. Grabhorn, age 93 years, of Beatrice, died Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Feb. 18, 1919, at Wymore to Lorenz and Bessie (Bartovosky) Schmidt, and spent the majority of her childhood at Barneston, where she attended school.

Irene married Archie L. Grabhorn on Sept. 19, 1940, at Blue Rapid, Kan. They lived in California before returning to Wymore in 1965. Irene moved to Beatrice to reside with her daughter in 2007. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wymore and the Dorcas Circle and Quilting Group of the church. She was a long-time member of Anderson Unit 25 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wymore and was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She volunteered at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center and also for the Wymore Headstart program.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Sharon Englander, of Beatrice; by a son, Gary Grabhorn, and his wife, Ann, of Mossyrock, Wash.; by a granddaughter, Karen Pitts, and her husband, Mac, of Forks, Wash.; by two great-grandsons, Brandon Seamans and his wife, Elizabeth, and Andrew Grabhorn; by a sister, Dorothy Brich, and her husband, Bernie, of Chico, Calif.; by a sister-in-law, Edna Schmidt, of Wymore; by two nephews, Larry Schmidt and his wife, Darcie, of Wymore; and Randy Schmidt of Barneston; and by a niece, Teresa Cordi, and her husband, Reece, of Live Oak, Calif.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Archie L. Grabhorn, on May 29, 1995; by her son-in-law, Barry Englander; by her brother, Jesse Schmidt; and by a nephew, Ron Schmidt.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 11th and L streets, Wymore, with P.M.A. Ernie Waltke officiating. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship room of the church. Interment will be at the Wymore Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, 505 N. Ninth St., Wymore, from 6 p.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Friday with her family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, and at the church one hour preceding the service. Memorials to the church with the funeral home in charge. Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, Wymore, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100332909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irene E. Schmidt Grabhorn (18 Feb 1919–2 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100332909, citing Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .