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Emogene "Emie" A. Wedergren

Emogene "Emie" A. Wedergren
October 15, 1936 -  November 18, 2019

Emogene A. ‘Emie’ Wedergren age 83, of Hooper
Died Monday November 18, 2019 at Methodist Fremont Health

Emie was born October 15, 1936 in Fremont to Allen and Marie ‘Naber’ Ruwe. She was raised on the family farm south of Hooper. She attended a one room school in the country and graduated from Hooper High School in 1954. After high school she married and had a family. She later divorced and after the children were older she went back to school while living in Tama, Iowa. She became a registered nurse and moved to Lincoln, Ne and worked for several years at Lincoln General Hospital. She then went to work in the home health field for the Visiting Nurse Association. She eventually retired due to health reasons. While working for the VNA she made frequent trips oversees as a courier. During this time she also made contact with family that was still living in Europe and made several trips to visit them while she could still travel. After she retired she moved to an assisted living facility in Bellevue then to the Hooper Care Center where she has been a resident for the last several years.

Sons – Dane (Sue) Wedergren of Bellevue
Nathan Wedergren of Portland, OR.
Daughter-in-law – Karen Wedergren of Omaha
Brothers – John (Waneta) Ruwe of Hooper
Larry Ruwe of Hooper
3 grandchildren
5 great grandchildren

Emie was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sons Brent and Erin.

The family will receive friends at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel on November 30, 2019 from 3pm until 4pm with a prayer service to follow at 4pm. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Office Bar and Grill.
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