Edith Niederhoefer, 98, of Hooper, died Monday, June 22, 2020 at Hooper Care Center. Memorial Service will be 10:30am on Friday, June 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church on the Cuming County line with Vicar Bob Ball as officiant. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Edith Louise Niederhoefer was born January 12, 1922 on the family farm in Cuming County to Louis and Pauline (Luebker) Niederhoefer. She attended Cuming County District 46 through eighth grade, Burt County District 17, and was a 1939 graduate of Oakland High School. Edith graduated from Midland College in 1945, attended summer sessions at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Washington-Seattle, then received a Master’s in business education from University of Northern Colorado-Greeley in 1957.
Edith taught for 38 years at schools in Polk, Scribner, Moxee City, IA, Howells, Pilger, West Point, and Omaha, before returning to the family farm in 1983. Edith and her sister Irene continued raising livestock, taking turns traveling so one of them could always be managing the farm, until they retired in 2005.
Edith was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Retired Teachers Association, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and Dorcas Missionary and Morningside Clubs. She volunteered with her sister Irene helping others and enjoyed reading, always learning, and crossword puzzles.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Irene on December 14, 2011.