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June 12, 1930 - September 22, 2015

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Gladys Kreikemeier, 85, of WestPoint, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Wisner Care Center in Wisner. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am. Friday, September 25, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Monterey, with Reverend Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00am to 8:00pm Thursday with Guild and Christian Mothers Rosary 1:30pm and Wake Service 7:00pm both all at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Cemetery or the Cuming County American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Gladys was born June 12, 1930, on a farm north of Dodge in Cuming County to Robert and Katherine (Peitzmeier) Doernemann. From 1950 until 1955, she worked at St. Francis Hospital as an aide. On August 24, 1955, Gladys married Leonard Kreikemeier at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. The couple farmed and raised their family west of West Point, where Gladys was as capable a farm hand as she was a conservative homemaker. Her 15 years of dedicated employment at Wimmers began in 1971, then in 1983, she and Leonard settled into a home in West Point for their retirement. Gladys enjoyed a lively game of Pitch and winning at Bingo, but was often found quietly, playing a game of solitaire. Gladys was a member St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guild and Christian Mothers. Survivors include daughters; Eileen (Gordon) Seeman and Loretta (Mark) Hagedorn of West Point, and Diane (Tom) Widhalm of Bellevue, son Duane of West Point, sisters; Iris Dinkel of Norfolk and Lorene Girardot of Omaha, sisters-in-law; Beatrice Doernemann of West Point, Hildegard Harms and Agnes (Ralph) Ruskamp of Dodge, grandchildren; Nicole and Jared Seeman, Lisa (Brett) Claussen, Teri and Adam Kreikemeier, Bobbi (Derrick) Kreikemeier, Sara (Jeff) Bradfield, Eric and Jordan Hagedorn, Zachary, Kayla, Carrie and Christopher Ring, Matthew (fiancé Becky), Brittney, Dillon, and Jenna Widhalm, great grandchildren Grant and Reece Kreikemeier, Kinley and Katelyn Bradfield, Harper Hanson and Rutiello Portillo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard in 1988, daughter Lois Kreikemeier in 2011, brother Delwyn Doernemann, sister LaVina (Lawrence) Steffensmeier, sisters-in-law; Eleanor (Ted) Vering, Helen (Hilger) Wietfeld, Anna Marie (John) Klitz, and Margaret (Bob) Mendlik, and brothers-in-law; Joe Dvorak, Lowell Dinkel, Frank (Alvina) Kreikemeier, Al (Margaret) Kreikemeier, and George Harms.