DELORAS KATHLEEN SHANHOLTZ
1923 – 2016
Deloras Kathleen (Nelson) Shanholtz age 92 of Plattsmouth, NE passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Ambassador Health of Nebraska City, NE.
She was born on April 12, 1923 to Vernon Anker and Mary Sophia (Larson) Nelson in Potter, NE. She was raised and schooled in Potter, attending country school, and graduated from Potter High School with the class of 1940. After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated as a licensed cosmetologist from beauty school in Hastings, NE. She met Burzza Beryle Shanholtz and they were later married on December 23, 1950 in Plattsmouth. Deloras and Beryle made their home and raised their children in Plattsmouth. She had worked as a beautician until 1953, when her son Brent was born. Then she was a stay at home mom until Beryle passed away in 1974. She worked at the Cass County Assessor’s Office in Plattsmouth until she retired in 1993. Deloras was a wife, homemaker, and a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid card player and enjoyed donating her time and energy at First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth.
She was a deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Presbyterian Women, Afternoon Circle, Order of Eastern Star Home Chapter #189, and many card clubs (several local bridge clubs, pinochle and pitch clubs at the Senior Citizens Center, and a canasta club) all in Plattsmouth.
Deloras is survived by her son: Brent Shanholtz and wife Bunny of Nebraska City, NE; daughter: Wendy Andersen and husband Sam of Marquette, NE, five grandchildren: Brent Shanholtz and wife Michelle, Gina Andersen, Brooke Shanholtz, Bailey Shanholtz, and Max Andersen; sister-in-law: Marjorie Nelson of Dalton, NE; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Vernon and Mary Nelson, husband: Beryle Shanholtz, four brothers: Chauncey and wife Werdna Nelson, Virgil and wife Katheryn Nelson, Warren and wife Betty Nelson, and Kermit Nelson, and three sisters: Mildred and husband Chris Terman, Marion and husband Bob Jacobs, and Carol and husband Clayton Spencer.
Visitations will be held from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M., with family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Monday, February 8, 2016, at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth with Pastor Carl Anderson officiating, Val Nelson as vocalist, and Carol Wehrbein as organist.
The pallbearers will be Brent Shanholtz, Max Andersen, Walt “Bob” Weaver, Bill Weaver, Tom Weaver, and Val Nelson.
Final Resting Place will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, NE.
The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church.
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 (402) 296-3123, robyfuneralhome.com