ST. PAUL — Bertha “Betty” Wrehe, 96, of St. Paul, formerly of Loup City, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with the Rev. Jim Koontz officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, April 15, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the new Loup City Fire Hall fund or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Betty’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
Bertha R. (Haesler) Wrehe was born Dec. 13, 1922, at Loup City to John and Bertha (Dickie) Haesler. Betty attended Loup City schools and graduated from Loup City High School in 1940. She taught Sherman County School Districts 28, grades 1-8; Wiggle Creek District 93, grades 5-8, and in the Hazard school grades 5-8. From June 1945 to December 1945, she worked in the Office of Price Administration. On March 6, 1946, she married Richard A. Wrehe at the St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Loup City. They made their first home on a farm owned by the Needham family in the Austin community. In 1960 they moved to the farm near Ashton, which was Richard’s birthplace. This farm had been in the Wrehe family since 1892. Betty was a dedicated farm wife. She enjoyed her pet dogs, quilting and gardening. She and Richard always raised the best livestock.
Betty is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; two brothers and five sisters.