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Garnette Anderberg

October 4, 1911 — April 5, 2009

Garnette Anderberg, 97 of Chappell, Nebraska died Sunday morning, April 5, 2009 at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 9, 2009 in the Chappell United Methodist Church with Pastor Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery.

Memorials have been established to the United Methodist Church of Chappell or the Berea Lutheran Church north of Chappell.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Chappell with the family present from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Garnette Madeline Wertz Anderberg was born on October 4, 1911 to William and Bertha (Heming) Wertz in Chappell, Nebraska. She had two sisters, Florine Mae and Lorene Rae. Lorene died in infancy.

Garnette attended the Chappell schools, graduating in 1928. Following graduation she attended Midland Lutheran College for one year and later the Kansas City School of Art. He love for art led her to study with Aaron Pyle.

In 1933 she was united in marriage to Dr. Henry Donald Miller. To this union three children were born: Carolyn Joyce, Nancy Anne and Donald William.

After living a short time in Stapleton and Wayne, Garnette returned to Chappell where she lived the rest of her life. During those years she held jobs at the newspaper office, the telephone company as a switchboard operator, the sale barn, the city light and power office as a bookkeeper, and her favorite job at Chappell High School as secretary and bookkeeper.

On November 12, 1951 Garnette was united in marriage to Martin T. Anderberg. They built a home on 5th Street where she continued to reside. Her marriage to Martin brought two stepdaughters, Betty June and Mary.

Garnette and Martin enjoyed traveling together and going fishing at Lake McConaughy. For a time they owned a camper and would take it to the lake. Throughout her life Garnette enjoyed music, gardening, needlecraft, working crossword puzzles and cooking.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and belonged to an extension club and B.P.W. for many years.

She is survived by her three children: Carolyn King of Silverdale, WA, Nancy Chapman of Blair, NE and Bill Miller of Novato, CA; step-daughter Betty June Wright of Sidney, NE; niece Suzanne Hatcher of Denver, CO; Grandchildren: Kevin King of Manchester, WA, Chris King of Silverdale, WA, Stephanie Campbell of Scottsdale, AZ, Jeffrey King of Shoreline, WA, Greg Lehl of Omaha, NE and Brad Lehl of Omaha, NE and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, both sisters and her step-daughter Mary Anderberg Hughes.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is in charge of arrangements.
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