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Elizabeth Frances (Kreifels) Detloff

October 3, 1931 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 89)

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Elizabeth F. Detloff, age 89 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

Elizabeth Frances “Liz” was born on October 3, 1931 in Brock, NE; the daughter of Emil Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Buss) Kreifels.  She attended school and graduated from St. Bernard’s Academy (Lourdes Central Catholic) in Nebraska City with the Class of 1949.

On October 4, 1949, she was united in marriage to Herbert Harry Detloff at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City and to this union seven children were born:  Herbert, Theresa, Vernon, Mary, Mark, Martha and Matthew.  Herbert preceded her in death on October 8, 1994.

In addition to raising and caring for her family, Elizabeth worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for some 45 years as a Nurses Aid.  She also was a Home Health Care Aid for several years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, the Legion of Mary and the VFW Auxiliary.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children:  Herbert E. Detloff and wife Jean of Bellevue, NE, Theresa M. Lolax of Worchester, MA, Vernon Detloff and wife Mary of Omaha, NE, Martha A. Detloff of Las Vegas, NV and Matthew J. Detloff of Nebr. City, NE; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; siblings:  Ann Bade and husband Edward of Nebr. City, Louise Kreifels of Oakland, CA and Emil “Bud” Kreifels of Guernsey, WY; other family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Herbert, she was preceded in death by her parents, children:  Mary E. Cooper and Mark A. Detloff; grandson Kenneth W. Cooper and siblings:  Henry, Margaret “Maggie” and Mary “Josie” and son-in-law Richard Lolax.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Fr. Tom Schultes celebrating the Mass.  Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebr. City.  The services will be live streamed on Gude Funeral Homes Facebook Page.

Open Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 28 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A Prayer Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.  These services will also be live streamed on Gude Funeral Homes Facebook Page.  

Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City or Lourdes Central Catholic Endowment.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth Frances (Kreifels) Detloff, please visit our floral store.


Open Viewing
December 28, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Prayer Service
December 28, 2020

7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Mass of Christian Burial
December 29, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
218 N. 6th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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