Lila Wilhelmina Emma (Bohling) Ottemann was born February 19, 1925 in Nemaha County to Carl and Augusta (Bohling) Bohling. She was the youngest of four children born to this union. Lila was baptized March 22, 1925 by Rev. Streng at St. Paul’s (Hickory Grove) Lutheran Church and confirmed Dec. 3, 1939 at Martin Luther Church by Rev. Wm Fruehling. Lila received her education through the eighth grade at the Pleasant View District #61 School.
She was united in marriage to Mervin Ottemann on Feb. 28, 1946 at Martin Luther Church by Rev. Fruehling. This marriage was blessed with 3 children, Kenneth, Sharon and Joyce. They made their home on a farm 5 miles northeast of Elk Creek where they raised cattle, hogs, sheep and chickens. She could be found at Mervin’s side in all aspects of the farming and dairy production as a right-hand helper on the farm. Lila enjoyed going dancing with her husband Mervin and playing cards with family and friends. Lila was a wonderful homemaker, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She was a fabulous cook and will be fondly remembered for her meringue pies. Lila and Mervin enjoyed 65 of wedded bliss. Mervin passed away Dec. 17, 2011. Lila was a longtime member of Martin Luther Church where she was involved with the Women’s Fellowship. She transferred her membership to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Dec. 13, 2015.
She passed away on March 15, 2018 at the age of 93 years and 26 days.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Kuti and husband John of Fort Calhoun and Joyce Badertscher of Tecumseh, daughter-in-law, Annette Ottemann of Johnson, 9 grandchildren, Jeff and Danelle Ottemann of Johnson, Andrea and Paul Hibma of Fort Collins, CO, Brian and Kendra Kuti of Muscat, Oman, Michelle Frahm of Kansas City, MO, Heather and Shane Hoffman of Kansas City, MO, and Matt and Brittany Kuti of Fort Collins, CO, Tony and Jane Badertscher of Holdrege, Brad and Leah Badertscher of Niles, MI, Mark and Tami Badertscher of Tecumseh, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mervin, son, Kenneth, son-in-law, Roger Badertscher, great- grandson, Braden Badertscher, brothers, Otto and wife Deloma and Carl and wife Bernice, sister, Anna, and parents-in-law, Edwin and Mary Ottemann.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, rural Elk Creek, Nebraska, with Rev. Robert Schermbeck officiating.
Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1-8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 2-4 p.m.
Memorials may go to the family’s choice.
Interment will be in the Martin Luther Cemetery, rural Johnson, Nebraska at 2:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.