Gothenburg Resident: Beulah Loostrom, age 94 (1919-2013)

Beulah Loostrom, 94 of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died on September 6th, 2013, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg.

She was born September 6th, 1919, north of Gothenburg on the family farm to William and Ella (McFate) Bedell.

She grew up north of Gothenburg attending New Hope School and Gothenburg High School graduating in 1935. She spent her lifetime farming and ranching with her husband north of Gothenburg in Custer County and in Lincoln County between Brady, Nebraska and Maxwell, Nebraska. Beulah worked at the FSA office and then Gothenburg Feed Products for many years. She later was an owner of Loostrom Jewelry Store.

She married John Andrew Loostrom at North Platte, Nebraska, on February 26th, 1939, to this union, three children were born: David, Peggy and Mark.

Surviving are two sons: David (Linda) Loostrom of Gothenburg, Mark (Shawn) Loostrom of Maxwell; daughter: Peggy (John) Pape of Grand Island, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Perry (Kristin) Loostrom, Gothenburg; Wendy Jensen, Grand Island; Merry (Mark) Danley, Lincoln, Nebraska; Dr. Jeffrey (Stephanie) Pape, Norfolk, Nebraska; Sherry (Ryan) Sanner, San Diego, California; John (Melodie) Loostrom, Maxwell; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; L. Johanna Bedell of Gothenburg; Carol May Brown of Lexington, Nebraska; Rosemary Loostrom of Plymouth, Michigan; brother-in-law Rod Carlson of Cozad, Nebraska; along with a host of friends and extended family.

Beulah was preceded in death by husband, John Andrew Loostrom on April 3rd, 2013; her parents; four brothers; two sisters and two great-grandchildren Lane Michael and Bobbi Jo Loostrom.

Visitation will br held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Monday, September 9th, 2013, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Graveside Services will be held at Gothenburg Cemetery on September 10th, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Robert Litzenberger, officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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