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Aug 29, 2023 (0)

Rebecca L. Kohtz, 64, of O'Neill, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Grand Island. 

Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 25, 2023 at Metz Mortuary in York. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church south of Waco. Revs. Mike Neidow and Ben Kaiser officiated. 

Burial was in the St. John's Cemetery near Waco. 

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Rebecca was born on Nov. 4, 1958 to Donald and Lorraine (Obermier) Kohtz in York.

She was a teacher in O'Neill Public School and attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Waco. 

Rebecca enjoyed crafting and scrapbooking.

She was a member of and historian of  Partners in Education (PIE) formerly known as Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's sorority and the O'Neill Antique Club. 

Rebecca is survived by her mother Lorraine Kohtz of Grand Island; three brothers Andy Kohtz of Omaha, Paul (Terri Gardner) Kohtz of Lincoln and George Kohtz of Omaha; four sisters Beth (Gaylen) Thomsen of York, Sara Williams of Grand Island, Tamar (Kevin) Gorham of Ofallon, MO and Ezarah (Stephen) Coates of Fullerton; and nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

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