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Bertha "Bert"

P. Colman

Sep 28, 2022 (0)


Inman — Bertha "Bert" Pauline Colman, 101, of Inman, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Memorial visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at the Inman Community Church in Inman.

Memorial funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at the church in Inman. Pastor Randy Schmeichel officiated.

Burial was in the Inman Cemetery in Inman.

Memorials may be made to the Inman Community Church in Inman or the charity of the giver's choice in Bertha's name.

Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill was in charge of the arrangements.

Bertha was born on June 14, 1921 on a farm near Page, to Ernest and Ella (Fuelberth) Brunckhorst. From 1931 until 1936, they lived on a farm near Bedford, Iowa. Then the family moved back to Nebraska to a ranch south of Inman, where she grew up and went to country school through the eighth grade. 

On Feb. 3, 1940, Bertha married George L. Colman. They made their home on a farm near Inman. To this union three children were born Brenda, Bernice and Randall.

She worked for many years at M&M Bakery and Café and then McIntosh Jewelry in O'Neill before she retired in 1995.

Bert loved gardening, raising vegetables and was canning tomato juice and her peaches until the summer she was 99 years old. She loved her flowers, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Bert was an avid seamstress and made many quilts and rugs out of her double-knit fabric.

Bert is survived by her two daughters Brenda Brandts of Rosamond, CA and Bernice (Ron) Janzing of Sioux City, Iowa, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George Colman; her son Randal Colman; one son-in-law Russ Brandts; two brothers John Brunckhorst and Marvin Brunckhorst; and four sisters Faye Smith, Audrey Hansen, Jenny Mossman and Barbara Brunckhorst.      

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