Farming Rural 17

Victor L. Woltemath

April 29, 1938 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 82)


Victor L. Woltemath, 82 years of age, of Elk Creek, passed away at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln Sunday night, February 14, 2021. He was born on April 29, 1938 at Tecumseh, Nebraska to Gottlieb and Ella (Bartels) Woltemath.  He was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and later confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church.  Vic attended District 27 school in Johnson County and District 30 in Pawnee County before graduating from Tecumseh High School in 1956. 

Vic and Juanita Sommerhalder were married on October 23, 1960 at Salem UCC Church. Vic was a member of the Salem UCC Church, where he served on the cemetery board for many years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching Big Joe and Mollie B. Polka television shows. He also enjoyed visiting with the hunters that would come from various states as well as the locals.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Juanita; daughters Linda Hovendick and husband Rich of Beatrice, Kathy Harlow and husband Dave from rural Dawson, and Becky Sherman and husband Dave of rural Tecumseh; 6 grandchildren, Britney and Ashton Hovendick, Matt (Ashley) Sherman, Vince (Sarah) Sherman, Adam Harlow, and Lindsay (Ryan) Jaeckel; 4 great-grandchildren Dallas and Cadence Sherman, Ella and Easton Sherman; and sisters-in-law Joann (Harvey) Leners of Omaha and Audre Dorn of Tecumseh, nieces and nephews.  Vic was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Robin (2007); and brother Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Salem UCC Church, rural Steinauer with Reverend Eric Biehl and Reverend Ken Tubbesing officiating. The service will also be Livestreamed on the Griffiths-Hovendick funeral home Facebook page.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh with the family greeting friends from 5-7:00, and at the church one hour preceding the service on Friday.

Family prayer service 1:45 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice for future designation with the funeral home in charge.

Sign Vic’s online guest book and view his video tribute when completed at

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Victor L. Woltemath, please visit our floral store.


February 18, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Family Greeting Friends
February 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Salem U.C.C., Steinauer

Steinauer , NE 68441

Video is available for this event

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