Luetta Nunnenkamp - July 26, 2012Following four years of battling cancer, Luetta Nunnenkamp, 84, of Henderson, died on July 26, 2012 at the Henderson Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 30, at the Faith Evangelical Bible Church in Henderson with the Rev. Michael Fink officiating. Burial will follow in the FEBC Cemetery, Henderson. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at Metz Mortuary, Henderson. The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
Luetta Nunnenkamp, daughter of Dietrich and Elizabeth (Ott) Bergen, was born in York County on Jan. 24, 1928, on a farm near Henderson.
As a young girl, Luetta realized her need of Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She placed her faith in Jesus Christ and trusted Him for salvation. She was baptized at the Bethesda Church in Henderson May 20, 1945. As a young teenage girl she attended tent meetings in Henderson with her parents and siblings. At one particular tent meeting she yielded her life to Christ and knew at this time she was now His child.
Luetta went to country school in York County and graduated from Henderson High School in 1946. After high school she worked at the hatchery, the local grocery store, different cafes and eventually retired from Dart Custom Imprinting.
On June 1, 1948, she was united in marriage to LeRoy Nunnenkamp in the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. To this union, one daughter and four sons were born. Luetta did a lot of work on the farm. She always had a large garden, did a lot of baking and helping in the field. After LeRoy passed away, she spent several lonely years on the farm before moving into Henderson in April of 1985. She kept on working in the nursing home until April of 1987 when she started working at Dart Custom Imprinting. She worked there until her retirement and was always glad to return to help out whenever she was needed.
Luetta will be missed greatly by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as many family and friends. Many fond memories of her will never be forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy on Nov. 27, 1977; parents Dietrich and Elizabeth (Ott) Bergen; parents-in-law; 11 brothers and sisters-in-law; and 15 brothers and sisters.
Luetta is survived by one daughter, Shirley Kliewer of Sutton; four sons, Roy and Jackie, Gary and Joyce, Gale and Joyce all of Henderson and Alan and Kim of rural Aurora; 13 grandchildren, Matt and Chanda, Mark, Melissa and Aaron, Shanna, Andrew and Sarah, Trevor and Anna, Tyler and Stacey, Jonathan and Nicole, Jennifer and Eric, Jason and Danielle, Chelsea, Casey and Jeremiah; two step-grandchildren, Shelby and Colby; great grandchildren, Christopher, MacKenzie, Landon, Braden, Brianna, Braxton, Madilyn, Emily, Wyatt, and Barrett. Luetta is also survived by sisters-in-law Elizabeth from Missouri and Bernice Trautman; brothers-in-law, Harold and Virginia, Fred and Laura, Clyde; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dean and Wilma MacDonald.
Memorials may be directed to the FEBC Church. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com.