COLUMBUS — Greta Lea Chleboun, 84, of Columbus, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Columbus Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus. Lunch will be held after the service, followed by burial in Clarkson Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Pallbearers: Dr. Rex Kumpf, Bret Kumpf, Dr. Will Kreifels, Jordi Koopman, Christopher Weddle and Jake Medlin.
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. John O’Neal, Frank J. Vrba, Ernie Spanhake, Tonya Evans, Ken and Deb Karel, Glenda Steinsberger, Alice Plettner, Dr. Merlin Sucha, Ruth Waters, Sandy Blum, Jaimie Medlin, Jessica Moore, Allison Weddle, Jenni Soukup and Amy Kreko.
Greta Lea Kumpf was born Nov. 5, 1933, at home in Leigh to George and Margaretha (Rabeler) Kumpf.
She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Leigh.
She graduated from Leigh High School in 1950.
After graduation she attended Midland College in Fremont from 1950 to 1952. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Nursing in Omaha as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1955.
Greta and John Koopman were married in 1955 and they raised three children.
On Sept. 10, 1976, she married Don Chleboun. He died on Oct. 21, 2000. Greta and Don owned and operated Stockman’s Bar in Clarkson for many years.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, a lifetime member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association and past president District II of Nebraska organization of Nurses Executives. She received the Leadership Award from this organization in 1994.
Greta retired in 1995 as director of nursing service from the Schuyler Hospital after 23 years of employment. She then worked part time at Colonial Manor in Clarkson and taught nurses aide classes at Central Community College in Columbus.
Greta enjoyed fishing in Minnesota with the grandchildren, crocheting, embroidering, reading, dancing, big band music and ’50s music. She also loved her summers in Minnesota and especially loved the call of the loons over the Northern Minnesota lakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandparents, brother, Tom Kumpf, and an infant son.
She is survived by her son, John David (Isabel) Koopman of Omaha; daughters, Linda (Albin) Moore of Columbus and Joan (Bill) Kreifels of Nebraska City; stepson, Jeff (Joyce) Chleboun of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sister-in-law, Theresa Kumpf of Columbus and special friend, Frank J. Vrba, and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Jaimie Medlin, Allison Weddle, Dr. Will Kreifels, Jordi Koopman, Jenni Soukup and Amy Kreko; and great-grandchildren Tessa Weddle, Madison Weddle, Levi Weddle and Leyton Weddle, Charlotte Soukup, Jaxson Medlin and Savannah Soukup.