Barbara R. Aspegren

Sept. 3, 1931 - Feb. 3, 2017

Harvard resident Barbara Ruth (Hanson) Aspegren, 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the Harvard Rest Haven. Funeral service were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE. Burial will be at the Harvard Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, she requested memorials to United Church of Christ or the Harvard Rest Haven.

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Barbara Ruth Aspegren was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Holdrege, NE, the daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Lindquist) Hanson. She graduated from Holdrege High School with the Class of 1948 and received her Nursing Degree in 1952 from Immanuel School of Nursing in Omaha, NE. Barbara married Burnell Aspegren on July 5, 1953, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege, NE and they moved to a farm north of Harvard, NE, in 1954. She was a nurse in Aurora, NE and Hastings, NE. Barbara volunteered on the Clay County Election Board for many years and was a member of United Church of Christ Women’s Guild and the Farmerettes Extension Club. She enjoyed time with her family, sewing, gardening, reading and her cats.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Burnell Aspegren of Harvard, NE; children, Dave (Doris) Aspegren of Harvard, NE, Maryanne Halterman of Grand Island, NE; and Sharon Aspegren (Jeff Stewart) of Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren, Dave (Jennifer) Aspegren Jr., Tyler (Amber) Peters, Jarrod (Teri) Aspegren, Tony (Cherie) Peters, Stephanie (Chad) Williamson, Jasmine Stewart, Cynthia Aspegren, Josh Aspegren, and Makalya Aspegren; eleven great-grandchildren; and sister, Elaine Woythaler of Lincoln, NE She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Chelsey Akset; and brother-in-law, Myron Woythaler.

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