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Plains Edition Obituaries for 3-6-10

Irene Mae Hanich, 94, of Sutherland died Feb. 27, 2010, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Dec. 31, 1915, to Charles and Maude (Hammond) Daigh at Albion, Neb. As a young child, she moved with her mother and stepfather, John Monson, to a farm south of Paxton, where she grew up.

On Aug. 6, 1936, she married Clarence Holmstedt at Paxton. They made their homes around the Paxton area and moved to their farm between Paxton and Sutherland in 1947.

In 1952, they adopted two children, Linda and Jim. She was a wonderful mother and very active in her children’s school and activities, including being a 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Paxton until she transferred her membership to Grace Lutheran Church at Sutherland in 1962. Here she continued serving the church as a Sunday School teacher and member and leader of the women’s circle. She was also a member of Sarah Rebekah Lodge #10.

Clarence passed away in September 1966. Then she married Bob Hanich on April 10, 1969, at Paxton. They resided on the Hanich farm south of Sutherland. She was a dynamic partner to both Clarence and Bob on the farms. She could be found in the field operating the tractor, swather, combine or truck all while cooking delicious meals for the farm crews and keeping a lovely home and yard. In December 2004, Irene made her home at the Sutherland Care Center. Bob passed away in December 2007.

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She was a truly generous person, giving her whole self wherever and whenever needed, and doing an exemplary job at the task at hand. She was a wonderful cook, a beautiful seamstress and a wonderful pianist, having learned to play at an early age from a radio program.

Survivors include her children, Linda Holmstedt and Jim (Pat) Holmstedt all of North Platte; grandchildren, Shelley Keith, Kelli Barnes, Duane Holmstedt and Curtis Holmstedt; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ted (LaRae) Hanich of Dunning; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Holmstedt Fox of Denver, Colo., and Carol Holmstedt Wamsley of Lexington; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Clarence and Bob; her parents and stepfather; a brother, Bill Daigh; infant sister, Doris; a daughter-in-law, Thelma Holmstedt; several Holmstedt brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and her sister-in-law, Roberta Hanich.

Irene Mae Hanich, 94, of Sutherland died Feb. 27, 2010, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Dec. 31, 1915, to Charles and Maude (Hammond) Daigh at Albion, Neb. As a young child, she moved with her mother and stepfather, John Monson, to a farm south of Paxton, where she grew up.

On Aug. 6, 1936, she married Clarence Holmstedt at Paxton. They made their homes around the Paxton area and moved to their farm between Paxton and Sutherland in 1947.

In 1952, they adopted two children, Linda and Jim. She was a wonderful mother and very active in her children’s school and activities, including being a 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Paxton until she transferred her membership to Grace Lutheran Church at Sutherland in 1962. Here she continued serving the church as a Sunday School teacher and member and leader of the women’s circle. She was also a member of Sarah Rebekah Lodge #10.

Clarence passed away in September 1966. Then she married Bob Hanich on April 10, 1969, at Paxton. They resided on the Hanich farm south of Sutherland. She was a dynamic partner to both Clarence and Bob on the farms. She could be found in the field operating the tractor, swather, combine or truck all while cooking delicious meals for the farm crews and keeping a lovely home and yard. In December 2004, Irene made her home at the Sutherland Care Center. Bob passed away in December 2007.

She was a truly generous person, giving her whole self wherever and whenever needed, and doing an exemplary job at the task at hand. She was a wonderful cook, a beautiful seamstress and a wonderful pianist, having learned to play at an early age from a radio program.

Survivors include her children, Linda Holmstedt and Jim (Pat) Holmstedt all of North Platte; grandchildren, Shelley Keith, Kelli Barnes, Duane Holmstedt and Curtis Holmstedt; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ted (LaRae) Hanich of Dunning; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Holmstedt Fox of Denver, Colo., and Carol Holmstedt Wamsley of Lexington; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Clarence and Bob; her parents and stepfather; a brother, Bill Daigh; infant sister, Doris; a daughter-in-law, Thelma Holmstedt; several Holmstedt brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and her sister-in-law, Roberta Hanich.

Irene Mae Hanich, 94, of Sutherland died Feb. 27, 2010, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Dec. 31, 1915, to Charles and Maude (Hammond) Daigh at Albion, Neb. As a young child, she moved with her mother and stepfather, John Monson, to a farm south of Paxton, where she grew up.

On Aug. 6, 1936, she married Clarence Holmstedt at Paxton. They made their homes around the Paxton area and moved to their farm between Paxton and Sutherland in 1947.

In 1952, they adopted two children, Linda and Jim. She was a wonderful mother and very active in her children’s school and activities, including being a 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Paxton until she transferred her membership to Grace Lutheran Church at Sutherland in 1962. Here she continued serving the church as a Sunday School teacher and member and leader of the women’s circle. She was also a member of Sarah Rebekah Lodge #10.

Clarence passed away in September 1966. Then she married Bob Hanich on April 10, 1969, at Paxton. They resided on the Hanich farm south of Sutherland. She was a dynamic partner to both Clarence and Bob on the farms. She could be found in the field operating the tractor, swather, combine or truck all while cooking delicious meals for the farm crews and keeping a lovely home and yard. In December 2004, Irene made her home at the Sutherland Care Center. Bob passed away in December 2007.

She was a truly generous person, giving her whole self wherever and whenever needed, and doing an exemplary job at the task at hand. She was a wonderful cook, a beautiful seamstress and a wonderful pianist, having learned to play at an early age from a radio program.

Survivors include her children, Linda Holmstedt and Jim (Pat) Holmstedt all of North Platte; grandchildren, Shelley Keith, Kelli Barnes, Duane Holmstedt and Curtis Holmstedt; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ted (LaRae) Hanich of Dunning; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Holmstedt Fox of Denver, Colo., and Carol Holmstedt Wamsley of Lexington; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Clarence and Bob; her parents and stepfather; a brother, Bill Daigh; infant sister, Doris; a daughter-in-law, Thelma Holmstedt; several Holmstedt brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and her sister-in-law, Roberta Hanich.