Bolzer, Emma (Eskam) (August 17, 1920 - April 15, 2003)

Emma Bolzer

Douglas Budget - April 23, 2003

Services were held April 18 for Emma Bolzer, 82, of Scottsbluff, Neb. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.

Mrs. Bolzer died April 15 at The Residency Care Center at Scottsbluff.

She was born Aug. 17, 1920, at Minatare, Neb., to John and Christina(Fegler)Eskam, Jr. She attended grade school and high school at Minatare.

On April 14, 1940, she married Harry Bolzer at the German Evangelical Church in Mitchell, Neb. The couple farmed in the Mitchell area until moving to Douglas in 1949.

Mrs. Bolzer worked as a nurse's assistant at the Douglas hospital for more than 20 years. When the couple retired in 1978, they moved to the Scottsbluff area. In 2000, they moved to The Residency, where they made their home.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Douglas, Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff and the Reach Out Group at Salem. She volunteered at the Bargain Bin in Scottsbluff for many years. She was a hard worked who enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her loving family.

Mrs. Bolzer is survived by her husband of 63 years. Harry Bolzer of Scottsbluff; son and daughter-in-law Gary A. and Jeanette Bolzer of Scottsbluff; son Jack L. Bolzer of Scottsbluff; grandchildren Harry T. Bolzer and wife Rachelle of Jonesboro, Ark., Allen D. Bolzer and wife Jennifer of Lincoln, Neb., Sheila K. and husband Jimmy Hendrickson of Fayettesville, Ga., and Tammy Nickel and Terry W. and wife Dawn Nickel, all of Torrington; great-grandchildren Harrison T. Bolzer, Brett A. Bolzer, Danielle R. Axelson, Dennis K. Axelson, Jamie M. Jordan, Cody D. Hendrickson, Nikki M. Hendrickson and Tyler A. Nickel; sister and brother-in-law Reiny and Pat Eskam of Scottsbluff; sister-in-law Irene Eskam of Gering, Neb., and Bernice Eskam of Virginia; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ted and John; daughter Javine Nickel; and son-in-law Dennis Nickel.

Memorials may be sent in her name to Salem Congregational Church.


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