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Barbara Ohmstede

January 13, 1941 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Barbara Ohmstede Obituary

Barb Ohmstede, 82, of Guide Rock, Nebraska died Friday, March 3, 2023, at her home in Guide Rock.

Memorial services were Friday, 11:00 am, March 17, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Dale Thiele officiating with the Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Gayle Ohmstede, the daughter of Henry & Daisey (Niceschwander) Heskett was born 1-13-1941 on the family farm near Burr Oak, Kansas.  She departed this life at the family home surrounded by her family on 3-3-2023. 

She attended school in Burr Oak and graduated from Burr Oak High school in 1959.  She worked as a telephone operator at Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph in Superior, NE.  Barbara married Garold Ohmstede 10-16-1960 in the Burr Oak United Methodist Church.  They made their home at the Ohmstede family farm by Guide Rock for 54 years.  To this union they were blessed with 3 daughters.  Twins Terri Lee & Sherri Lynn, and Vicki Louise.  Barbara was a member of the Rotary Welfare Club.  She joined Irene Chapter 207 4-19-1967, was Grand Representative to Alabama in 1992, and received her 50 year pin in 2012.  She was employed at Bills Pharmacy, Red Cloud, Nebraska.  In 11-1977 she was baptized and joined membership with the Guide Rock United Methodist Church.  Barbara served as election poll worker and in 2006 she went into the election poll worker hall of fame.  She helped on the Oak Valley Farm the Ohmstede family farm as the bookkeeper and helped out with farm duties where needed.  Barbara was a member of the saddle club.  She enjoyed family trail rides, dancing with hubby Garold, READING, and hosting family and friends at the family home.  She enjoyed watching and attending Nebraska Corn Husker Volleyball games and attending their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren's events.  Garold and Barbara enjoyed wintering in Texas and Arizona.  They retired and moved to Guide Rock in the house where Garold's parents had lived in 2014. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Heskett, and sisters Thelma Wallace, Norma Rohrdanz, Wilma Hageman, Ruth Pickett, Jacqueline Boyles, and Joan Lockwood.  Grandson Ethan Menke. 

Left to cherish Barbara is her loving husband Garold, Terri (Brian) Menke Marquette, Sherri (Ed) Beam Esbon, KS, Vicki (Garry) Greving Chapman, Brother Jerry (Kathy) Lincoln.  5 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  

Memorials to the Guide Rock Methodist Church or Guide Rock Fire and Rescue.

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Funeral Service
March 17, 2023

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church

Guide Rock, Nebraska 68942


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