Willa Mae Brinkmeyer


Willa Mae Brinkmeyer, 64, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 2, 2013, at the Nebraska Heart Institute at Lincoln.
She was born Jan. 22, 1949, at Utica, to John and Lenora (Rohren) Brinkmeyer. Willa graduated from Seward High School in 1967 and later Concordia College in 1971. She began teaching in Amarillo, Texas, Cedarburg, Wisc. and Plainview before moving to North Platte, where she taught kindergarten at the Our Redeemer Lutheran School and later served as principal. Willa taught for more than 40 years and retired from the North Platte Public Schools.
Willa had a passion for the performing arts. She both directed and acted in many performances. She also was involved in the Frontier Review during Nebraskaland Days and the Sweet Adelaines. Willa was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed and loved her Lutheran Women Mission League, serving in many offices.
Survivors include her sisters, Rolene (Dick) Stillahn, of Seward and Katherine (Gilbert) Livo, of Sterling, Colo.; nieces and nephews; Julie (Joe) Daws, Clark (Charisse) Stillahn, Sarah (Tim) Lindahl, Stacie (Jay) Jurrens, Rebecca (David) Biesanz, and Leah (Paul) Johnson, thirteen great nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Services will be 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Platte. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Seward. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, with the family receiving friends at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nptelegraph/obituary.aspx?n=willa-mae-brinkmeyer&pid=166213296#fbLoggedOut