Selma Goertzen

Selma (Siebert) Goertzen, age 92 of Henderson, NE passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Henderson. She was born November 12, 1924 to John P. and Elizabeth (Friesen) Siebert at rural Lushton, NE. On November 19, 1943, Selma was united in marriage to Aaron C. Goertzen at Henderson, NE. To this union five children were born: Ardean, Roger, Doris, Leroy, and Bryan.

Selma will be remembered as a woman full of life and energy. She was an extremely hard worker and devoted her life to taking care of her family and others. Selma loved flowers and gardening, embroidering, and reading. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and delivering food to others, especially chow mein. Selma was a member of the Henderson Healthcare Auxiliary and a member of Countryside Bible Church, Hampton.

She is survived by her children: Ardean (Cecilia) Goertzen of Chicago, IL, Roger (Beverly) Goertzen of Aurora, NE, Doris (Ken) Kroeker of Henderson, NE, Leroy (Karen) Goertzen of Salem, OR, and Bryan (Glenda) Goertzen of Aurora, NE; grandchildren: Corey (Jami) Goertzen of Loxahatchee, FL, Ryan (Jenny) Goertzen of McKinney, TX, Stacey (Corey) Dick of Henderson, NE, Kimberley (Dayton) Toombs of Queen Creek, AZ, Corianne (Troy) Hiebner of Henderson, NE, Shelley (Read) Peters of Omaha, NE, Tanya (Michael) Evans of Temecula, CA, Angie (Greg) Hilkur of Salem, OR, Mindy (Tyler) Grey of Quantico, VA, Josh (Laura) Goertzen of Wasilla, AL, Jerod (Sara) Goertzen of Aurora, NE, Mikaela Goertzen of Omaha, NE, and Julius Goertzen of Aurora, NE; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings: Levi (Irene) Siebert of Denver, CO, Rachael (Harold) Fast of Fresno, CA, Elsie Friesen of Lincoln, NE, and brother Allen (Avis) Siebert of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law Pete Epp of Henderson, NE; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Almond (Erma) Siebert, Walter Siebert, and Arnold (Marie) Siebert; sister Esther Siebert; and granddaughter Renee Epp.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Faith Evangelical Bible Cemetery, Henderson. Memorial services followed at 3:00 PM at Countryside Bible Church, north of the Hampton Exit. Memorials may be directed to Gideons International for Bibles.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.