|#1 Printed in the February 25, 2011 Enterprise |
Hattie A. Andreasen, 90
Longtime teacher in Wash. County schools
Hattie E. Andreasen, 90, of Kennard died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Interment will be at the Kennard Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hattie Eileen Cameron was born June 13, 1920, on the family farm near Spiker to Mack and Emma (Holstein) Cameron. The favorite pastime for the whole family was playing ball, with her dad coaching. Later, when she became a teacher, she enjoyed playing ball during recess with all her students.
She attended Sunday School at the Brodersen School where her aunt, Sadie Brodersen, was superintendent. She attended Thone School through 8th grade and during 9th and 10th grades, she could be seen every morning and afternoon racing across the 4 miles to and from Rose Hill School on her favorite, fastest horse, "Topsy." She stayed with her great-aunt, Louise Pilcher, in Blair during the week while she attended Blair High School, graduating in 1937.
During her high school years, she was encouraged by her aunt to attend Bible Study and was baptized at the Baptist Church in Blair. After high school, she attended Wayne State Teachers' College for one year and one summer. She made many friends during that time and most commented in her yearbook about "the pretty little girl with the beautiful curly red hair."
She began teaching at the age of 19, teaching all eight grades at Thone School. She went on to teach at LeCrone School where she met her future husband, Walter Schumacher, whose family farmed across the road from the school.
Hattie Cameron and Walter Schumacher were married July 16, 1944, in Arlington. She joined Emmaus Lutheran Church after their marriage and was confirmed there. She continued teaching at LeCrone and Rispin Schools until 1946.
They moved from the farm in 1952 to the home in Kennard where she lived until November of 2010.
In the early 1950s, she and her sister-in-law, Sophie Wrigg, worked at the bomb factory in Mead. Later, she worked a short time at Boys Town before she began working toward her college degree again in 1958, taking night and summer classes at Dana College, all while continuing to teach school and raise her children. She received her degree from Dana in 1972, majoring in art and elementary education. She began teaching again in 1959 at Wranch School, then at March, Kennard and Washington schools before retiring in 1982.
Her husband, Walter, died in 1978. She married Harry Andreasen on June 12, 1981, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard.
Mrs. Andreasen loved children and considered all of Harry's grandchildren to be her grandchildren, too. She is remembered as an awesome grandma and a perfect example of unconditional love. She taught the grandchildren songs, nursery rhymes, crafts and baking, and she was such a great influence on all of them.
She loved to bake pies and everyone looked forward to a slice of her pie at the Carmichael Thanksgivings, the Cameron and Andreasen Christmases and the Cameron/Wilson Fourth of July picnics. She enjoyed her involvement in Bible Study Fellowship, her Church Circle and her card club.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Carmichael of Blair; grandsons and wives, Lynn and Sara Carmichael of St. Louis, Mo.; Kent and Rachael Carmichael of Omaha; granddaughter, Jana Carmichael of Lincoln; great-granddaughter, Fiona Carmichael; stepsons and wives, Ronald and Betty Andreasen of Blair; Steve and Robin Andreasen of Kennard; stepdaughter and husband, Linda and Jim Yeager of Hooper; and all of the step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren she loved so much; sister-in-law, Leah Mae Cameron of Tekamah; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Schumacher and Harry Andreasen; son, Gary Schumacher; son-in-law, Keith Carmichael; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sadie and Bus Hansen; Joan and Gene Christiansen; brother, Bill Cameron; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Tootie Cameron.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Emmaus Lutheran Church or Kennard Fire and Rescue.
#2-published in Omaha World Herald on 24 February 2011
Andreasen, Hattie Eileen (Cameron) Schumacher, 90
Kennard, NE. Hattie is survived by her daughter, Sandra Carmichael of Blair; grandsons and wives, Lynn and Sara Carmichael of St. Louis; Kent and Rachael Carmichael of Omaha; granddaughter, Jana Carmichael of Lincoln; great granddaughter, Fiona Carmichael; stepsons and wives, Ronald and Betty Andreasen of Blair; Steve and Robin Andreasen of Kennard; step-daughter and husband, Linda and Jim Yeager of Hooper; and all of the step grandchildren and great grandchildren she lived so much; sister-in-law, Leah Mae Cameron of Tekamah; and many nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial Kennard Cemetery. VISITATION Friday, February 25, 2011, from 1-8 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8 pm. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, Emmaus Lutheran Church, Kennard Fire and Rescue.
CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME Blair, NE 402-426-2191
#3 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Hattie Andreasen
Born June 13th, 1920 Spiker, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest February 23rd Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Services 2:30 P.M. Saturday, February 26th, 2011 Emmaus Lutheran Church, Kennard, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Toby Burk. Organist: Karen Dickey. Musical Selections: #623 “Rock of Ages”, #597 “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”
Casket Bearers: Ronald Andreasen, Doug Cameron, Steve Cameron, Don Mueller, Steve Andreasen, Mack Cameron, Terry Cameron, Dennis Schumacher
Graveside Services: Kennard Cemetery, Kennard, Nebraska
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~
Note: Hattie is buried in Blk 4 Lot 29 Sp 4 in the Kennard Cemetery under her first married name, Schumacher