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In Memory Of

Linda Wietfeld
Linda Wietfeld, 68, of Leigh, Nebraska, died Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Columbus Community Hospital.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, at 11:00 AM at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rev. Cory Burma and Rev. Michael Klatt officiating. Family interment will be in the Leigh City Cemetery in Leigh. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 AM at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Leigh Fire and Rescue or donor's choice.

Linda Wietfeld was born December 12, 1949, in Manning, Iowa, to John and Elda (Ewoldt) Ehrichs. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Linda graduated from Manning High School and attended Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, for one year. Linda worked at Dale Electronics prior to her marriage to James “Jim” Wietfeld on August 21, 1971, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.

Linda was a farm wife and did babysitting before going to work as a para educator for Leigh Elementary School. She then went to work for J & L Automotive as a secretary, where she was currently employed. Linda enjoyed acrylic painting, craft painting, cooking, baking desserts, flowers, and antiques. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Linda is survived by:
Husband – Jim Wietfeld of Leigh, NE
Son – Brian (Angie) Wietfeld of Leigh, NE
Daughter – Jamie Wietfeld of Omaha, NE
Grandchildren – Connor and Hannah Johnson of Leigh, NE
Brother – John Ehrichs of Manning, IA
Sister – Rosemary (Bob) Stamm of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law – Marlene Groteluschen of Lincoln, NE
Brother-in-law – Larry Wietfeld of Leigh, NE
Brother-in-law – Paul Wietfeld of Humphrey, NE
Brother-in-law – Kenny Wietfeld of Leigh, NE
Sister-in-law – Sheryl Wietfeld-Johnson of Leigh, NE

Linda was preceded in death by:
Parents – John and Elda Ehrichs
Brothers-in-law – Bob Wietfeld and Willie Groteluschen
Sisters-in-law – Vicki Wietfeld and Terri Wietfeld
Service Folder Information

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I’ve found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembering joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now; He set me free.

In Loving Memory Of

Linda Wietfeld

Monday, December 12, 1949
Manning, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Columbus, Nebraska

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church
Columbus, Nebraska

Rev. Cory Burma & Rev. Michael Klatt

Carolee Wurdeman – Organist
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”

Casket Bearers
Brent Wietfeld
Adam Wietfeld
Nick Wietfeld
Matthew Wietfeld
Daniel Wietfeld
Nathan Wietfeld

Leigh City Cemetery
Leigh, Nebraska

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and kindness during this difficult time. No individual thank-you’s will be sent out.
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