ORD - Naomi Ruth (Rikli) Geweke, 86, of Ord passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
A Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Ord First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Wulf officiating. Soloists will be the Rev. Jeff Wulf and Kathryn Lansman and Phyllis Clement will be the accompanist. Interment will be held at the Ord City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Ord First United Methodist Church or the Valley County Community Foundation Fund for the Geweke Youth Endowment. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi was born Feb. 12, 1927, on a farm near Murdock, Neb., to Leo Rikli and Edna (Johannsen) Rikli. She received her education in Murdock and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for one year majoring in home economics.
On April 1, 1945, Naomi was united in marriage to Lloyd Archie Geweke at the Murdock Evangelical Brethren Church. After their marriage, Naomi joined Lloyd in their farming and ranching operation south of Ord, Neb. Naomi was a very active farm wife and immediately became Lloyd's partner in the family business. She helped Lloyd work cattle, work the fields and actively participated in the horse breeding operation, but still was always able to get to the house in time to cook fabulous meals for everyone who was helping with the operation. She was very actively involved in her church in many ways especially in preparing church dinners.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Lloyd Geweke; a daughter, Jean Stowell and husband, Bob; daughter-in-law, Carol Keyser and husband, Bill Keyser; grandchildren, Dahn Hagge and husband, Mark, Barry Geweke and wife, Kelly, Kris Cullers and husband, Randy, Vicki Edwards and husband, Clint, Will Stowell, and Bobbi Augustyn and husband, Zach. 17 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends also remain to cherish her memory.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Edna Rikli; two brothers, Vernon and Warren Rikli; and her son, Don Geweke.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Apr. 12, 2013.