Mildred Bieber, 93, of Big Springs passed away Saturday morning, March 5, 2022 at the Regional West Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh.
Cremation was chosen and a family memorial service is being planned for the spring.
Memorials in Mildred’s name can be made to the Big Springs Fire and Rescue (PO Box 255, Big Springs, NE 69122) or the Big Springs Methodist Church (PO Box 276, Big Springs, NE 69122).
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Bieber family.
Mildred Mae Mauser was born November 6, 1928, to Ben and Blanche (Pocock) Mauser, the second of four children
Mildred lived with her family on a farm north of Big Springs and attended elementary school in a one room schoolhouse at the Day School, District 27 in Day Town, NE. Mildred graduated from Big Springs High School in 1946 and received her teacher certification. Mildred taught school for one year.
Mildred loved to dance and on weekends she and her friends would attend dances in Julesburg, CO. At one of those dances, she met the love of her life, a farmer from Sedgwick, CO., Harold Bieber.
Harold and Mildred married on May 2, 1948 in the Big Springs Methodist Church and settled on a farm west of Big Springs a few years later. Harold and Mildred were blessed with three children; Perry (Joyce) Bieber, Alan (Mary) Bieber, Kay (Walter) Kallsen, six grandchildren, Aaron, Brooke (Jeff), Natalie (Benjamin) Bieber-Deines, Jennifer, Melissa and Kristin (Ryan) Kallsen-Thomas, eight great grandchildren, Mason, Brady, Nolan, Reid, Isaac, Larson, Scarlett and Emma. Harold passed away in June of 1984.
Along with being a dedicated farmwife and excellent cook (she was the point of contact for the entire family for cooking advice and suggestions) Mildred dedicated her life to the Methodist Church and was honored for 81 years of faithful service. She was an active member and officer of the United Methodist Women, Superintendent of Sunday School and head of Bible Schools for several summers. Mildred helped organize the Young Matrons Club, she was one of the founding members and officer of the Big Springs Alumni Association and for several years you would see her as you came to vote as she collected your signature.
Mildred was a mentor to Methodist confirmation students, foreign exchange students and supported the Adopt a Student and Arts programs. Mildred was an avid sports fan cheering on her grandchildren at school activities and listening to Husker games. She continued to support the students earning her Booster of the Year of which she was especially proud of.
Mildred loved to read, play the piano and travel. Harold and Mildred attended several Sugar Beet Conferences across the country. After Harold’s death she traveled with her sister Carole Ann.
Mildred is survived by her brother Harold Mauser of Big Springs and Sister Carole Ann Boyer of Fort Worth, TX
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold, Brother Murl Mauser and granddaughter Melissa Kallsen.