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Lucetta Jo (Herman) Bierhaus was born August 28, 1931 to Otto and Mabel Herman. She entered her heavenly home December 14, 2023 at the age of 92 at Arbor Care Center in Franklin, Nebraska. Lucetta grew up on the family farm near Riverton, Nebraska where she lived until graduating from Franklin High School. Service will be Monday, December 18, 2023, 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, Franklin, Nebraska with Pastor Bill Stearns officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell, Nebraska. Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with family present at the Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, Nebraska and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials can be directed to the Campbell Area Foundation or to the church. The service will be live streamed on Campbell Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Lucetta’s obituary and click on the play button towards the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
At the age of 4 Lucetta began her education in a one room school house, Pleasant Valley, near Riverton. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1948. That fall she enrolled in the Kearney State Teachers College. Since she was only 16, Lucetta’s mother was required to verify with the College she had graduated. Upon completion of her teacher’s certificate she was hired for her first job in a small school south of Campbell. During her time as a teacher, she lived with two different families, Maurice and Irene Hermanson and Ervin and Velma Golter. Walking home after school one cold winter day, Milford Bierhaus stopped and offered her a ride. On December 17, 1950 they married in Franklin, Nebraska at the United Missionary Church. To this union four children were born; Marilyn, Joyce, JoAnn and Gary.
Lucetta kept books for Milford during his years with Conoco. She was a Girl Scout Leader, taught Sunday School and organized Christmas and Bible School programs for many years. In addition, she drove school bus for Campbell School for 14 years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Afterwards she worked for the Campbell Grandview Manor nursing home until her retirement. Lucetta was a kind and loving person and her family meant the world to her. Lucetta loved flowers. She spent countless hours in her garden because she hated weeds. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing games and making cards for friends and family.
She is survived by her children: Marilyn (Larry) Williams and JoAnn (Greg) Einspahr, both of Olathe Kansas and Joyce (Rodney) Lang of Campbell Nebraska, grandchildren; Monica (Shawn) Nordby, Staci (Matt) Bornschlegl, Scott (Angela) Lang, Brian (Beth) Williams, Laura (Nate) Snider, Kristi (Matt) Snell and Stephanie Einspahr, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild along with nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Otto and Mabel Herman, husband Milford Bierhaus, son Gary Bierhaus and brother and sister-in-law, Doral and Esther Herman.
Campbell Area Foundation
P.O. Box 311, Campbell NE 68932
Evangelical Free Church
1705 I Street, Franklin NE 68939