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Lela Mae (Othling) Brettmann

May 22, 1928 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Lela Brettmann Obituary


Kroll Funeral Home Deshler, NE 402-365-4441

Lela Mae Brettmann passed away Saturday September 9, 2023, at Haven Manor, Hickman Ne. She was born May 22, 1928, at Liberty Township in Republic County Kansas the daughter of Elsie (Bahe) and August Othling. She was baptized at St Paul Lutheran Church, Byron NE on June 10, 1928 by Rev. R. Wagner. When Lela Mae was seven years old the family moved to a farm near Deshler NE and joined Peace Lutheran Church. The family moved to Deshler in March 1939. She attended Peace Lutheran parochial school and was confirmed June 7, 1942, by Pastor Fred Schwerin. Lela Mae attended and graduated from Deshler High School in 1946.

Lela Mae and Lewis Brettmann were married November 28, 1948, by Pastor Fred Schwerin at Peace Lutheran Church. This marriage was blessed with three children Bradley, Brenda and Russell. She worked at The Deshler Broom Factory and Parkview Haven. She was a member of Church Circle, Legion Auxiliary and Hebron Hospital Guild. She enjoyed playing cards but mostly spending time with her family.

She moved to Lincoln February 2015 to be closer to her family. She joined Sheridan Lutheran Church and was a member of Hope Circle.

Lela Mae is survived by brother Leroy (Earlene) Othling , Children Brad (Barb) Brettmann, Brenda McGinn, and Russ (Carol) Brettmann. Seven grandchildren, Paula (Clint) Pebley, Christi (Scott) Hendrickson, Ray McGinn & (Brooke Steenbock), Andee (Chris) Hansen, Matt (Renee) McGinn, Tanya (Chad) Kilpatrick and Amalia (Austin) Bonk. Eleven great grandchildren, Ryan, Carly, Aiden, Lela, Frankie, Lewie, Harriet, Brett, Carly Jo, Blakelyn, and Booker. Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lewis, sisters Viola Brettmann Schardt and Lucille Brettmann, brothers in law Edwin Brettmann and Arnold Brettmann.

Funeral services will be Friday September 15, 2023, at 11am, Peace Lutheran Church Deshler NE. Officiant will be Pastor Joe Love, organist Heidi Isernhagen, congregational hymns “Amazing Grace”, “Softly And Tenderly” condolences may be left at Burial at Peace Lutheran Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials are designated for Peace Lutheran Church. Pallbearers Ray McGinn, Matt McGinn, Clint Pebley, Scott Hendrickson, Ryan Hendrickson, Chris Hansen, Aiden Hansen, Chad Kilpatrick, Austin Bonk



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September 14, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kroll Funeral Home-Deshler
419 Fourth St.
Deshler, NE 68340

Funeral Service
September 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church
535 3rd St
Deshler, NE 68340


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