Mildred (Blum) Klemsz of York, NE, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at York. She was born November 2, 1926 to H.R. and Bertha (Burhoop) Blum near Waco, NE. She was baptized November 28, 1926 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco, attended elementary School there, and was confirmed on May 12, 1940. On December 17, 1944 she married Vern Klemsz. Mildred and Vern farmed near Thayer, NE and then moved to Staplehurst, NE, and then later to York.
Mildred travelled with her friends across the United States, Great Britain and Canada. She was a jack of all trades and held many jobs away from home, including working at an egg plant, a hospital dietician, nurse aide, supervisor at a garment factory, and a waitress.
Mildred loved to garden and can her produce. She enjoyed sewing clothes for her four children. She was active in her church and led numerous 4-H clubs. She was interested in photography, oil painting, crocheting and quilting as well as playing cards; she was active in pinochle and bridge clubs. She enjoyed everyone’s and anyone’s baby and neighborhood kids would flock to her house to talk to Mildred.
Survivors include her daughter Karen (Ray) Brahmstedt of McCool Junction, NE, Wendy (Don) DeBoer of Orange County, CA, and son Lonnie (LeeAnn) Klemsz of York, twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren her sister Joan (Burton) Hoffschneider, and sister in law LaVerna Blum, as well as, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by beloved husband Vern, daughter Beverly Jo, grandson Joshua Paul, her parents and brothers Roy (Helen) Irven, Clarence, infant twins, sisters Esther, Verna (Walter) Bolte, and Ruby (Roy) Dinkelman.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in York, with the Reverend Dr. Heath Trampe officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society and The Lutheran Hour.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.