Leola R. Schafersman, 80, of Hooper died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Hooper Care Center.
Leola was born April 22, 1933, to Lester and Rosalie (Pueppke) Schafersman on their farm home in Washington County. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Hooper. She was a faithful member there and at Redeemer Lutheran Church after the churches merged. Leola attended Hewitt School Number 17 in her elementary years and graduated from Hooper High School in 1950. She attended Midland College and Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing. Leola received her registered nurse degree and worked at Dodge County Hospital/Fremont Area Medical Center for 40 years. Known as “Schaf” by her co-workers, she retired in 1995.
Leola enjoyed her retirement years traveling throughout Europe and visiting her many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed riding her horses Doc and Zad. She spent many hours baking bread, cinnamon rolls, and her famous molasses cream cookies for her family and neighbors. She was secretary for the Hooper Saddle Club and always took great pride in working concessions at the yearly Hooper Horse Show. She was secretary for many years of the Logan Cemetery Board. Leola will be greatly missed by her Bible Study Friends “The Word Girls.” Leola found great joy in her many nieces and nephews and found importance in remembering each of them on their birthdays and Valentine’s Day. Each Easter everyone could plan on a grand Easter egg hunt.
Leola is survived by her sister, Marian (Calvin) Moseman of Oakland; her brother, John (Eileen) Schafersman of Hooper; nieces and nephews, Susan (Butch) Moseman, Rick Moseman, Carolyn (Todd) Davidson, Mary (Vince) Lieb, Rob (Anne) Moseman Mark (Jean) Schafersman, Patty (Rich) Baker, Ernie (Shelia) Schafersman, Tammie (Dariusz) Kruszczak, Kermit (Jennifer) Schafersman, Brian (Geryl) Schafersman and Sheldon Schafersman; great-nieces and nephews, Krisa ( Darin) Brown, Scott (Julie) Jensen, Kendra Moseman, Lucas (Michele) Moseman, Dani Moseman, Ashley Moseman, Zachary (Rachel) Davidson, Bram Davidson, Gabrielle, Boone, Cierra and Jesse Lieb, Tara (Tim) Rains, Eric (Amy) Moseman, James, Elizabeth and Hannah Moseman. Byron (Amber) Schafersman, Todd and Seth Schafersman, Chris and Travis Baker, Brittney ( Ken) Phares, Colten, Dawson and Caleb Schafersman, Miko, Izabela, Natalia and Marek Kruszczak, Tanner and Austin Schafersman, Noah and Bailey Schafersman, Ava and McKenna Schafersman; great-great-nieces and nephews, Joe, Jack and Katey Brown, Erin Jensen, Rosalee Moseman, Talyn and Tealie Moseman, Esther, Elijah and Ezra Davidson, Savannah Moseman, Kadyn Schafersman, Madison, Miranda and Marrisa Phares.
Preceding Leola in death were her parents, infant twin siblings and great-nephew, Nikko Lieb.
The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper with the Rev. Joel Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Hooper Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.
An online guest book may be signed at www.hooper-scribner.com.