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Phyllis Nordhausen - April 11, 2010

Phyllis Dorene Nordhausen was born on Feb. 18, 1929, to Clifford and Florence (Nelson) Mathews at home in the Hiawatha Community, Dundy County, Neb. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1946.
On Aug. 28, 1949, Phyllis was married to Gilbert Nordhausen at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on March 19, 1950. Three children, Vicki Lynn, Pamela Jo and Monte Gilbert, were born to them.
Phyllis was faithful to the Lord in her worship and daily devotions. She was always an inspiration and source of wisdom to her children. She enjoyed being involved with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had many special times together with her friends and church family. She shared her faith by service in her church and the community.
Phyllis departed this life on April 11, 2010, at Heritage of Wauneta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; her parents; son-in-law, Ron Gloy; brothers-in-law, Alvin and wife Ada, Otto and wife Berniece, Edgar (in WW II) and wife Viola, Floyd, Elwyn Krausnick, Jim Johnston, Dewaine Schneider, and sister-in-law, Gladys Schneider.
She is survived by daughters, Vicki and husband, Mike Goings of Lincoln and Pam Gloy of Ogallala; son, Monte and wife, Deb, of Wauneta; grandson, Cory Nordhausen of Omaha; granddaughters, Gretchen and husband, John Nowak, of Ogallala, Heidi and husband, Jason Anderson, of Imperial, Rachel and husband, Brian Ervin, of Ogallala; step-grandsons, Lucas Goings of Omaha and Tyson Goings of Mundelein, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Landen Nowak, Kade, Karlie and Zakary Anderson, Marlee and Alexandra Ervin; sisters-in-law, Viola Krausnick, Delpha Nordhausen and Elfrieda Johnston.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:30 a.m. (MT) at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating.
Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established to the Wauneta Community Foundation and KNGN radio.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.
“Let him who lives in the shelter of the Most High and stays in the shadow of the Almighty, say to the Lord, ‘My Refuge and my Fortress, my God whom I trust!’ He is the One who will rescue you from the snare and from the deadly plague. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 91:1-4.