Ann Catherine, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Nevin) Menke, was born July 18, 1921, on a farm near Exeter, Nebraska.
She received her education in the Exeter Schools graduating with the class of 1938. She graduated from the National Business Institute in Lincoln.
On July 21, 1942, Ann C. and Charles F. Mooberry of Crete were united in marriage. Charles passed away on July 3, 1972. Ann married Edward W. Lebsack of Lincoln on August 7, 1974.
She was secretary for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and Past President of the Women's Division of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Ann was very active with the Women's Bowling Association, BPOE Docs, VFW Auxiliary of Crete, Catholic Daughters of America and The Legion of Mary.
Ann died of cancer on Monday, December 3, 1979, at St. Elizabeth's Community Health Center in Lincoln.
She is survived by her husband; five sisters, Mrs. Lu (Mary) Vavrina, Mrs. Frank (Geraldine) Tieso, Mrs. James (Joanna) Schuller all of Lincoln, Mrs. Jack (Alma) Devaney of Fullerton, California, and Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Hansen of Ankeny, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Lincoln with Msgr. C. J. Kennan officiating. Burial was in the Exeter Cemetery. Nephews acted as pallbearers.
Charles F. (Chuck) Mooberry passed away July 3, 1978, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Charles was born August 28, 1915, in Crete, the son of Rose and Bernard Mooberry. He attended the Crete Schools graduating with the class of 1933. He was on both the basketball and football teams during his High School years. He also attended Doane College.
He was united in marriage to Ann Catherine Menke on July 21, 1942, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, Nebraska. They resided in Crete until he entered the Service on December 4, 1942. He served with the 14th Armored Division in the ETO where he was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He received a medical discharge on October 29, 1945. They have made their home in Lincoln since his return from the Service. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 3 in Lincoln.
A funeral Mass was offered July 6th at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Lincoln with Father Charles Kottas officiating. Graveside services with Msgr. Ingenhorst were held in the Exeter Cemetery where he was buried.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Ann, three brothers, Bernard of Honolulu, Hawaii, Melvin of Lincoln and Harold of Crete; one sister, Roma Jean Carney of Santa Maria, California, and several nephews and a niece.
Survivors: sisters Magdalene Novak, Lincoln, Charlotte Dingman, Lynwood, California; Brother, Rueben D. Lebsack, Tucson, Arizona; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m., Saturday, Frieden's Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. Gordon Jorgenson. Pallbearers; John Lebsack, Ervin Vosta, Albert Deatherage, Leo Scherer, James Ragglin and Marvin Jewell.
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