Yvonne E. Niewohner, of Lyons, NE passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, Nebraska.
Catholic Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, NE. Visitation Tuesday, 6-8 pm at the church with prayer service at 8 pm. Burial at Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, NE. Memorials can be made to the family for future designation.
Yvonne Niewohner was born December 23, 1939, to George and Francis (Schulte) Kampschnieder in rural Olean, Nebraska.
Yvonne attended first grade at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Olean and second through eighth grade at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Grade School in Howells Nebraska. She graduated from Howells High School in 1957. After graduating, she worked at Boys Town in Omaha for a short time, returning to Howells where she worked at Farmers Union Implement and Grocery Stores until she met Leo Niewohner.
Yvonne and Leo married on June 3, 1959, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They moved to a farm near Lyons, Nebraska and to this union five children were born: Laura, John, Mark, Beverly, and Becky. Leo and Yvonne moved to Lyons in 2001 where Yvonne continued as a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and sewing, having made many quilts for the church and wedding dresses for family and friends.
Yvonne is survived by her children: Laura Niewohner of Lincoln, John (Joan) Niewohner of Lyons, Mark (Lois) Niewohner of Lyons, Beverly (Christopher) Cummins of Lincoln, and Becky Dailey of Yutan; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister Mary Svitak; and sisters-in-law Mary Ann Kampschnieder, Mary Ann Kluthe, Myrna Niewohner, Rosemarie
McNamara, Marcie (Melvin) Ortmeier, Jan (Lorin) Battenhorst, Rita (Vern) Ortmeier; brothers-in-law Bernie (Betty Kay) Niewohner, Virgil (Karen) Niewohner, and Daniel (Jeanette) Niewohner; stepbrother-in-law Harold Ortmeier; and many nieces and nephews.
Yvonne is preceded in death by her husband, Leo in 2013; parents Frances and George Kampschnieder, sister Georgene (William) LaPorta, brother Alvin Kampschnieder; in-laws, Edward Svitak, Joseph and Marjorie Niewohner, Irwin and Geraldine Niewohner, Betty Cech, Daniel Kluthe, James McNamara; stepfather, Rudy Stangel; stepsisters; Betty Ortmeier and Mary and Bob Eifert.