Bernese Ummel - July 02, 2009Bernese Ummel, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., sister of Gretchen Troester of Hampton, died Thursday, July 2, 2009.
She was born Sept. 14, 1915 in Kearney. She graduated from high school in Aurora in 1933.
She married Don Ummel and they moved to Pueblo in 1938.
While raising a family and working, she went back to school and earned her bachelor’s and mater’s degrees in education. She taught elementary school at Spann and Goodnight Schools, retiring in 1981.
She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan; one son, Jim; two grandchildren, Kristin and Marc; eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Gretchen Troester.