Patty Niebrugge

Patty L. (Colby) Niebrugge

November 15, 1931—January 6, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Patty L. (Colby) Niebrugge 86, of Indianpolis, Ind., passed away Jan. 6, 2018. Patty was born in York, Neb., Nov. 15, 1931 to the late, Claude M. and Goldie M. (Elliott) Colby.

Patty graduated from high school at the age of 16 and began her teaching career in a one-room school in Neb. and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in education from Peru State College.

Patty was a member of Lawrence United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading and was an avid Jeopardy fan. She adored her family and especially loved spending time with her daughter and son-in-law for Sunday dinner.

Patty was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Lester W. “Les” Niebrugge; sister, Mildred Biggerstaff, and brother, Chester “Chet” Colby.

She will be lovingly missed by her daughter, Ann L. Yater (Bill); sister, Joann Kaffenberger; as well as several other loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East, with her funeral to immediately follow at 6 p.m. Burial will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemeter in Cook, Neb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patty’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Friends are invited to view Patty’s online tribute page at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

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