Wanda Lorenzen

Wanda Lorenzen

1918 – 2010

Wanda E. Lorenzen, 92, formerly of Neligh, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

Wanda Eloise Lorenzen was born Oct. 25, 1918, at the family home in rural Neligh and passed away at 2:15 p.m., Nov. 18, 2010, at the Ridgewood Rehabilitation Center in Seward, NE.  She was 92 years old.

Wanda was baptized into her Lord on Dec.3, 1930 at the Church of Christ in Norfolk, NE.  She was the second of four daughters born to Carsten and Ethel (Bickford) Lorenzen who farmed east of Neligh all their life and where Wanda made her home for many years.  Wanda taught country school and later in life was a volunteer at the Antelope County Museum and the Neligh Mills Historical Foundation.

Her parents and oldest sister, Lois B. Donner of Elgin, preceded Wanda in death. Sisters H. Bernadine Smith of York, NE, and Norma M. Walther of Denver, CO, several cousins and a large number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends survive her. Wanda was greatly loved by her family and was a very special person in our midst.

A memorial service was held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Antelope County Museum or the Neligh Mills.

Beyer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.