Laura Kothe - September 25, 2012Trumbull resident, Laura A. (Fischer) Kothe, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Tiffany Square Care Center, Grand Island.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Renee Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Trumbull. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family present 7 to 9 p.m..; and Friday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hastings. V
Laura was born March 25, 1921 at the family home near Heartwell in Kearney County to Daniel and Anna (Klein) Fischer. She was baptized on April 17, 1921 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell. When Laura was one year old, the family moved to a farm southeast of Kenesaw. In 1938, she graduated from Kenesaw High School. The last two years of high school, she took and completed the Normal Training Course and began teaching in the fall of 1938. Her first school was Adams County District 23.
On Oct. 4, she married Roy Kothe at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, southwest of Hastings. Roy died March 19, 1997 and, at the time of his death, they had been married for 57 years.
Laura was confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church on April 2, 1941. She gave up teaching in 1942 but re-entered the profession in 1949, teaching at District 76 (Brickton) and then District 35 (Kelley) until 1953. In January 1954, the family moved to a farm southwest of Giltner. She substitute taught at the Giltner Public School for several years. In 1968, they moved to their present farm near Trumbull. Laura also worked for H&R Block in Hastings for several years before starting her own tax service in her home in 1968. She discontinued the business in 1991. In May 2012, Laura moved to Prairie Winds Assisted Living Community in Doniphan.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, Emil, Leonard and Daniel Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Miller and Viola Wells; and granddaughter-in-law, Tammy Hinrichs.
Survivors include her children, Joyce (Fredric) Hinrichs of Trumbull, Cletus (Carol) Kothe of Giltner and Janet (Terry) Copple of Hansen; randchildren, Clinton and Becky Hinrichs, Yvonne and Dan Goodwin, Lyndell Hinrichs, Andrea Sell, Yvette and Tyrone Muhs, Kirk Copple, Lisa and Brad Bell, Eric and Leaha Kothe, odd Sell (former grandson-in-law); great-grandchildren, John Larsen, Lucas Hinrichs, Evan Goodwin, Kaylee Goodwin, Heather Goodwin, Steven Goodwin, Michael Hinrichs, Nicholas Hinrichs, Chelsey Sell, Mitchell Sell, Dalton Sell, Tatyanna Muhs, Reuben Muhs, Kaitlyn Kothe, Ann Marie Kothe.