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Sharon Oestmann

August 4, 1939 — November 25, 2012

Sharon Kay (Bohlken) Oestmann, only child of Floyd W. and Lucille T. (Hutton) Bohlken, was born August 4, 1939 in Auburn, Nebraska. Sharon was baptized on September 3, 1939 at St. John Lutheran (Stone) Church by Reverend Gustav Wiencke, and was confirmed November 8, 1953 by Reverend Carl Goede, also at Stone Church. Sharon attended Old Muddy District 41 School as a young girl, and graduated from Auburn High School.

On October 5, 1958, Sharon was united in marriage to Paul LaVern Oestmann at Stone Church by Pastor William Freuhling. Two daughters, Teresa and Tammy, were born to this union. The couple moved around Southeast Nebraska from town to town while LaVern worked different construction jobs, until moving to Johnson so the girls could start school. The couple eventually made their home in rural Nemaha County, where they were members of Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Sharon was very active in the church, where quilting was just one of her many contributions.

Sharon was a ?perfectionist? when it came to being a homemaker. She could spot something out of place, even a speck of dust, from across the room. She loved to garden and decorate her house. Sharon enjoyed to travel, go to the occasional wine-tasting, antiquing, bird-watching, and doing crossword puzzles. Her favorite pastime, however, was always spent with family.

On November 12, 2012, Sharon was admitted to the Good Samaritan Society~Auburn. It was there she passed away on November 20, 2012 at the age of 73 years, 3 months, and 16 days. Her parents, and husband LaVern preceded her in death.

Sharon is survived by daughters Teresa and husband Nick Bantz of Auburn, Tammy Oestmann of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Danya and husband Kyle Stanley of Lincoln, Tristan Brakhahn of Wilber, Cody Reed of Falls City, Caitlin Reed of Falls City; step-grandchild Alexis Bantz of McCook; step-great-grandchildren Taylor, Tanner, and Travis Stanley; sister-in-law Elvera Hietbrink of Papillion; brothers-in-law Melvin Oestmann of Weeping Water, Henry and wife Lillian Oestmann of North Bend; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 26, 11:00 a.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church south of Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn on Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m.

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