Bernice Edna Ganzel

Born: Tue., Feb. 6, 1917
Died: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Location: East Union Cemetery

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Bernice E. Ganzel, age 101, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Gold Crest Senior Living Center in Adams, NE.

Bernice was born on February 6, 1917 in Union, NE; the daughter of Albert Ewing and Nellie Mae (Eaton) Hathaway.  She was a twin to her brother Bernard.  She grew up in Union and graduated from the Union High School in 1935.

On November 16, 1941, Bernice was united in marriage to Orval Leonard Ganzel in Eagle, NE and to this union three children were born:  Norman, Darwin and Beverly.  Bernice worked at Safeway in Nebraska City and Lincoln for over 30 years.

She had many hobbies including, crocheting, quilting, and bowling.  Bernice’s greatest love was gardening.  When Orval and Bernice lived near Tecumseh, she  always kept a big garden.  When her husband’s health began to decline, they moved to Beatrice where she remained until moving to the nursing home a couple months ago.  She was a member of the Safeway Union and the Blood Bank.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children:  Norman Ganzel and wife Candice of Sheridan, IN, Darwin Ganzel and wife Mary of Martinsville, IN, and Beverly York of Beatrice, NE; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandchild; cousins, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Ganzel; her parents and six siblings:  Sherman, Louis, Bernard, Raymond, Robert and LaVerda.

A Graveside Funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at East Union Cemetery near Union, NE.

There will be open visitation at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Donna Barrett
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Bev, Darwin and Norman. Your mom was a great lady and I have very fond memories of her. It was always fun coming to your home for visits when we were young girls. My mother (Kate) had a very special relationship with Bernice and to this day still talks about living with her, learning from her, and being cared by her. It won't be long before their souls will be reunited in heaven.
God Bless all of you!

Dale and Betty Hathaway
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018

We are sorry to hear your mother has passed away. She was a very nice aunt who was very thoughtful and giving.

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