Hastings resident Marlys R. Hemberger, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at The Kensington, Hastings, NE.
Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, private family services will be held. Visitation is 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the funeral home. We will be in compliance with the CDC guidelines of 10 people gathering at a time for visitation, your cooperation is appreciated. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Marlys was born on November 10, 1930, near Blue Hill, NE, the daughter of Martin & Emma (Hibbeler) Kort. She attended country school, Trinity Lutheran Parochial Grade School and graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1948. After graduating, she worked at Breckenridge Jewelry in Hastings, NE for several years.
On August 9, 1953, she married Carl E. Hemberger of Holstein, NE at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings, NE. They resided in Hastings and were married for 48 years. In this union, they were blessed with five children, Evonne, Ronald, Roger, Mark, and Sharon.
Marlys liked bowling on leagues and held offices in the LutherAnns at Zion Lutheran Church, which later became the LWML. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, arts and crafts, cake decorating, and meeting with her luncheon group friends. She loved playing cards with her grandchildren and attending their sports and school activities.
Marlys was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hemberger; parents, Martin & Emma Kort; brother, Lester Kort; brother-in-law, Dale Kottwitz; grandsons, Adam Hemberger and Kyle Wageman.
Daughters & Son-in-law:
Evonne Wageman – Grand Island, NE
Sharon & Terry Brown – Hastings, NE
Sons & Daughters-in-law:
Ron & Linda Hemberger – Hastings, NE
Roger & Diane Hemberger – Hastings, NE
Mark & Angie Hemberger – Hastings, NE
Jessica (Jeff) Getzfred – Omaha, NE
Rachel (Matt) Leech – Omaha, NE
Amee (Will) Wright – Omaha, NE
Sara (Josh) Tomayer – Boise, ID
Amanda (Danny) Perry – Hastings, NE
Matthew Brown – Hastings, NE
Marcus Brown – Hastings, NE
Sara Brown – Hastings, NE
Travis Hemberger – Hastings, NE
Jared (Kaitlyn) Hemberger – Roseland, NE
Kevin Wageman – Pender, NE
Kody Wageman – Sioux City, IA
Gloria Kottwitz – Hastings, NE
Marcele Kort – Hastings, NE
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Robert & Gladys Kort – Fremont, NE
Sisters-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Shirley Kort – Omaha, NE
Dean & Verna Meyer – Hastings, NE
Joan Hemberger – Hastings, NE
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Our family would like to thank all the health care providers at the Kensington and AseraCare Hospice for all your wonderful care and concern for Marlys. It is greatly appreciated.