V. Dorothy Bredthauer

  of Arcadia, NE

June 13, 1925


March 27, 2018


handled by Ord Memorial Chapel

Service Details

V. Dorothy Bredthauer, 92, of rural Arcadia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the CHI Good Samaritan Health System Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ord. Pastor Adam Archer will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials, are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Dorothy was born June 13, 1925, on the family farm near Shelton, Nebraska to William and Minnie (Lade) Holtz. She was raised on the farm and received her grade school education at Zion Lutheran Church School and graduated Valedictorian from Shelton High School in 1943.

During World War II, Dorothy worked at the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot and in Omaha building radio components used during the war. She received Normal Teacher Training and taught school in Shelton, West Point, St. Louis and Mira Valley, south of Ord, Nebraska.

On July 1, 1951, Dorothy was united in marriage to Herbert F. Bredthauer at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shelton. The couple made their first home on a farm in the Mira Valley area of Valley County. In 1955, they moved to a farm east of Arcadia. The couple spent their married life farming and raising their family of five. Dorothy loved the farm life and being a farm wife.

Dorothy was in many organizations in Ord, Arcadia and church. She was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday and Weekday School and was involved in Dorcas and LWML. Dorothy nurtured and taught the clients of Mid-Nebraska following Sunday worship services for years. Dorothy was a member of W.I.F.E, Busy Homemakers Extension Club and was a past 4-H Leader.

She was artistic and creative. She enjoyed music, visiting with family and friends, sewing, cooking, gardening, and the seasons.

Dorothy was an encouraging, loving and kind woman who always had joy, a positive outlook and was close to the Lord.

Survivors include four sons and a daughter, Marty Bredthauer and his wife, Karen of Broken Bow, Jan Hollingworth and her husband, Dan of Billings, Montana, Jake Bredthauer of Ord and Norman and Alan
Bredthauer of Arcadia; four grandchildren, Troy Bredthauer, Lance Bredthauer and his wife, Shu, Brooke Bredthauer and Kelsey Bredthauer and her fiancé, Riley Shay; four great-grandchildren, Mercedes,
Vivian, Daphne and Hans Bredthauer; one sister, Bernadine Lange of Ord; a brother-in-law, Eugene Bredthauer of Ord; and a host of close friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert who passed away on December 24, 1994; and five sisters, Viola Ohlman, Imogene Holtz, Vera Lange, Lydia Stohs, and Ella Bremer.