Clara Marie Seitz, 93, of rural Burchard passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at her home. She was born on January 11, 1927 to Foy and Esther (Lineweber) Doty in rural Burchard, Nebraska.
Clara Marie attended country school and then graduated high school from Lewiston Schools in 1944. After high school she worked for Western Union in Lincoln, Nebraska before she was married.
Clara Marie married Elmer Seitz on December 7, 1947 at the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church, rural Steinauer, Nebraska.
Clara Marie was a devoted farmers wife and also cooked at Lewiston Schools for 20 years. She worked on the election board for several years and taught Sunday school for several years. She was a long time member of the Salem U.C.C. Church.
Clara Marie loved gardening, flowers, Husker Sports and K.C. Royals baseball. She loved to watch her grandkids and great grandkids activities. She enjoyed giving buckets of corn to weaning calves and then pitch forking hay to them to hear them “crunch” when eating and driving her jalopy Polaris UTV around.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Foy and Esther and husband Elmer Seitz.
Clara Marie is survived by her son, Ronald (Lola) Seitz of Burchard, NE, daughter, Kathy (Rod) Roschewski of Beatrice, NE, son, Wayne Seitz of Fremont, NE, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, sister, Verneil (Tracy) Stewart, brother, Vester (Lois) Doty, sisters-in-law, LaRue Jacobson and Helen Hutchinson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Salem U.C.C. Church, rural Steinauer, Nebraska. Officiating Pastor Eric Biehl. Visitation on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment at Salem U.C.C. Cemetery. Memorials to Salem U.C.C. Womens Fellowship. The service will also be live streamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page if you choose or are unable to attend the service in person or there is a link on Clara Marie's page to watch as well. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.
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