Funeral services for Alice (Mrs. Richard) Breitkreutz age 95 of Wisner, NE will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Frank Kerkemeyer officiating. Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue on Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Alice passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at her home.
Alice Emily (Grone) Breitkreutz was born June 19, 1924 to Bernhard and Bertha (Koester) Grone at the farm home in Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska, She was their eleventh child and eighth daughter. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska. She received her education in Rural School District #69 and Wayne High School, from which she graduated in 1941. She helped out on the farm for several years, then was a nanny for a Wayne couple after which she was a sales person and bookkeeper to Emil Dupsky in the electrical appliance, machinery and auto business. She was united in marriage to Richard Breitkreutz on May 2, 1948 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska. The couple lived in Wisner all their married life. Alice was employed as secretary for the Co-Op store in Wisner, then compiled their dividend work for several years. She was City Clerk of Wisner, then City Clerk-Treas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1989. Alice was a member of Christ Lutheran Church having taught Sunday School at one time. She was a member of the "Sew and Sews" for several years. She had a fondness for collecting music boxes. She enjoyed fishing and camping, gardening and flowers, traveling and especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters: Matilda Reeg, Sophie Barner, Emma Grone, Dora Otteman, Bertha Atkinson,Lillian Woodard, and Mary Scott four brothers: George, Ernest, Edward and Arthur. Survivors include: husband of 71 years-Richard, daughters--Valari and husband Rod Hosman Wisner, Nebraska, Marjorie and husband Gary Bellar of Wisner, Nebraska, Jacque and husband Dwight Green of Lincoln, Nebraska. Son--Bradley and wife Peggy Breitkreutz of Raymond, Nebraska, grand children--Michelle and husband Chad Holtz and children Austin and Oliviia, Travis and wife Melissa Bellar and children Cameryn, Emerson and Braxton, Jeremie and wife Ashley Green of Malcolm,Nebraska, Joel and Tiffanie Green and daughters Brooklyn and Savannah, Jamie and Justin Schack and sons Easton and Logan of Hickman, Nebraska and Sophie Breitkreutz of Raymond, Nebraska. Step grandchildren--Eric Hosman and children Vince, Savannah and Dylan of Colorado, Jennifer and husband Anatoly Kaminsky and children Reana and Alexandra of Colorado, Wendy Hosman and son Tyler of Colorado. Sister-in-law, Ruth Meier of Wayne, Nebraska. Numerous nieces and nephews.