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Rolland John Bamesberger

August 3, 1925 — January 14, 2021

Rolland John Bamesberger passed away January 14, 2021 at his home at Johnson Lake, Nebraska at the age of 95. He was born in rural Hamilton County, August 3, 1925 to John and Elizabeth (Troester) Bamesberger. He was baptized and confirmed in the Salem Lutheran Church. He went to school at Hampton Public School and graduated in 1943, then worked on his family farm. Dorothy Elaine Bamesberger-Mundt passed away January 17, 2021 at her home at Johnson Lake, Nebraska at the age of 93. She was born in rural York County, July 11, 1927 to Henry and Helen (Mundt) Wilshusen. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, outside of Polk, Nebraska. She graduated from Polk High School in 1945. Following graduation she moved to Lincoln to work at the Stewart Building Cafe, serving the Senators during the time of WWII. Rolland and Dorothy met at a Lutheran youth group event, and a beautiful love story was born. They married in 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk and lived in Aurora for a short period of time before moving to the family farmstead. They built their life together on this farm in Hamilton County. Raising cattle, growing corn, and bring up a wonderful family of him, Dorothy, and their three girls, Linda, Susan and Shelly. Rolland was active on the School and Elevator boards, was an elder at St. Peter’s Church, and was awarded “Farmer of the Year” in 1957. Dorothy prided herself on her meals and support that she gave to the farm help. She volunteered for the Aurora Auxiliary and the Hamilton Manor, helped with the local elections, and served on the L&M club. After many years on the farm, they retired at their lake home at Johnson Lake in 2000. They enjoyed traveling, attending all the home Husker football games, and spending time with their family. Especially their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rolland and Dorothy were married for just over 73 years and were rarely ever apart. Their faith, lives, and love story has been an inspiration to us all. They are preceded in death by their parents and siblings. They are survived by their daughter Linda Bamesberger of Lincoln, daughter Susan McClure of Aurora, daughter Shelly Jorges and husband Kim of Johnson Lake. Grand children Chris McClure and Jessica, Allison Sipple and Andy, Jessie Holt and Alan, Cassie, Ty and Trevor Jorges. Great grandchildren Audrey McClure, Macon and Toryn Holt. Memorials are suggested to the family in their names for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Hampton, NE with Pastor Michael Wolff officiating. Visitation at the church in Hampton will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow the service at Salem Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood. YouTube Service Link
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Past Services


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

704 Smith Avenue, Elwood, NE 68937

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

St. Peters Lutheran Church

381 H Street, Hampton, NE 68843

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