Anita Fekkers - May 14, 2009
Anita Edith Fekkers,79, was born March 30, 1930, to Emma Domes Boulton and Lloyd Wilson Boulton in Chicago, Ill. She died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Neb.
Anita was baptized on May 5, 1930, and confirmed on April 18, 1943.
She graduated from Columbus Junction High School as valedictorian of her class in 1947. She attended St. Monica’s School of Nursing in Arizona and graduated in 1950. Caring for others was Anita’s passion and like everything she set her mind to it seemed to come effortlessly. Kindness was something she couldn’t help but bestow onto others.
While working in a Vet Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., she met Francis Edward Fekkers. After she moved to Denver, Colo., in order to be closer to him, Francis asked Anita to marry him. They were wed Sept. 23, 1956, at St. John Lutheran Church. Together they moved to Francis’ hometown of Wauneta, Neb., and adopted two children. The first was a son named Michael Lloyd and the second was a daughter named Ruth Diane. You could not have met a prouder mother. She loved her family deeply and made sure they knew it every minute of every day.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Natalie Stephens and Joy Hart-Stephens; a sister-in-law, Darlene Boulton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rhoad and two brothers-in-law Jim Fekkers and Duane Blickenstaff.
She is survived by her husband, Francis; her son, Mike Fekkers and wife Wendy of Corvallis, Ore., her daughter, Ruth Liedle of Lincoln, Neb., granddaughter, Amanda Liedle of Lincoln, Neb., grandson, Brandon Kela and wife Jenni of Elko, Nev., grandson Jacob Fekkers of Corvallis Ore., two step grandsons Nick and Tyler Ferraro of Walla Walla, Wash.; three great grandchildren Oliver, Elissa and Marcus Kela of Elko, Nev.; one sister Nona and husband Keith Kerchal of Wauneta, Neb., one brother George Boulton and wife Terry of Honolulu, Hawaii; two brothers-in-law Bob Stephens of Lancaster, Calif., and Don Rhoad and wife of Sargent, Neb., one sister-in-law Barb Blickenstaff of Arapahoe, Neb., and many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauneta with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating.
Congregational hymns chosen were “Lift High the Cross,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.”
Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Kela, Amanda Liedle, Kevin Kerchal, Lloyd Kerchal, Kim Kerchal, Nick Ferraro and Tyler Ferraro.
Inurnment was held May 12 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Neb.
Memorials may be given to the Orphan Grain Train or the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.