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Viola Bischoff - September 23, 2010


Viola ‘Vi’ Louise (Milner) Bischoff was born July 20, 1936, in Haxtun, Colo., to Lawrence ‘Pete’ and Irene (Roberts) Milner.
She attended Prairie Gem Grade School, Chase County High School in Imperial, Neb., and Doane College in Crete, Neb.
During her high school years, Vi worked at Einspahr Drug Store in Imperial where she met Dale Bischoff.
Dale and Vi were united in marriage Aug. 7, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural Wauneta, Neb.
Due to Dale’s military service they resided in Seaside, Calif., and Chinon, France, during their first years of marriage.
In 1958, Dale and Vi returned to Wauneta where Vi was an accountant and an active member in the community.
She passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in Seward, Neb. She was 74 years of age.
Vi is survived by her husband, Dale of Wauneta; daughter, Nancy and husband Ladean Thalken of Lincoln, Neb.; son, Bill Bischoff and wife Rhonda of Wauneta; daughter, Bev and husband Bryan Kahler of Lincoln; four grandchildren: Shanna Stefkovich, Kassie Austin, Jenae and Logan Bischoff; four great grandchildren: Keiren Stefkovich, Riley Stefkovich, Reese Stefkovich and Alivia Austin; brother, Dean Milner and wife Dorothy of Imperial, Neb.; sister, Virginia and husband Carl Ridlen of Fairview, Tenn.; brother, Delmer Milner and wife Wilma of Champion, Neb.; brother, Leonard Milner and wife Effie, of San Jose, Calif. Other family members include several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles and Ron Milner.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. MT at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating.
Music was provided by Berneta Steinert. Congregational hymns chosen were “Amazing Grace” and “I Know that my Redeemer Lives.”
Casketbearers were Rayburn Bischoff, Logan Bischoff, Bob Milner, Charles Milner, Jerry Milner and Owen Madden.
Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in her name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.