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 Delsie Sarah <I>Boschult</I> Meierhenry

Delsie Sarah Boschult Meierhenry

Herman, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Death 1 Aug 2003 (aged 88)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Section B, Lot 76, Sp. 6
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August 2003
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Delsie Meierhenry, 88, of Las Vegas, formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, Aug. 1, in Las Vegas. Delsie Boschult was born April 2, 1915, in Herman. She was a retired elementary schoolteacher.
Meierhenry was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, Women's Socity of the church, and was past president of the Y.M.C.A., Sheridan PTA, P.E.O., chapter EE and city council, all in Lincoln. She was a past district officer of the Nebraska PTA and worked parttime in the registration and records department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Survivors include: three sons, Dr. Dwight (and wife, Barbara) Meierhenry of Las Vegas, Kent Meierhenry of Castro Valley, Calif, and Redge R. and Phyllis Meierhenry of Helena, Mont., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wesley C. Meierhenry; four brothers and four sisters.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, all at Roper & Sons Funeral Services, Inc. in Lincoln. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials have been established to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professorship, Westminister Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. 68502 or Cedar's Home for Children Foundation, 620 N. 48th St., Lincoln, Neb. 68504. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Delsie Meierhenry Fulfilled Dream of Raising a Family
by Betsie Freeman - World-Herald [Omaha] Staffwriter
August 9, 2003

Despite a rough beginning, Delsie Meierhenry lived out her dream.
When Delsie was 2 years old, her mother died, so she was sent to live with four aunts and an uncle in Winslow, Neb. "That made her very focused on her plans to marry, raise a family and contribute to her community," said son Dwight of Las Vegas.
"Those were really her goals, and I think she got to all those places," he said.
Along the way, she obtained a teaching certificate from Western Union College in LeMars, Iowa, taught school in several locales and married Wesley Meierhenry, her high school sweetheart.
Delsie Meierhenry's life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. She died Aug. 1 in Las Vegas at age 88 after a long illness.
Delsie graduated from Fremont High School, where she met her future husband at a basketball game. They married in 1937 and settled in Republican City, Neb. She was a teacher and he was the superintendent of schools.
The couple moved to Lincoln in 1943 when gas rationing cut into Wesley's commute for graduate studies. He went on to a 50-year career as a professor of continuing education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Delsie then retired from teaching.
"Mom raised the Victory Garden and the children," Dwight said.
She also is survived by sons Kent of Caswtro Valley, Calif., and Redge of Helena, Mont.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.




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