September 9, 2013


Dorothy Ann Nordhues, 85, of Spalding, Neb., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb.

Mass of the Christian burial was Tuesday, Sept. 3, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding with Father Don Buhrman and Father Jim Murphy officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery.

Born Feb. 24, 1928, on a farm west of Spalding, she was a daughter of Joseph F. and Beulah M. (Canning) Glaser. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael Catholic Church of Spalding. She atteneded grade school at Greeley County District 10 and graduated from Spalding Academy in 1945.

She married Paul E. "Pete" Nordhues on May 17, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding. They made their home in Burwell and Bassett, Neb., before moving to a farm five miles west of Spalding in 1949. In 1985, they moved into Spalding retiring from farming. Dorothy was a loving mother and wife. Pete passed away March 2012.

Dorothy was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Anne Altar Society, Spalding Academy Alumni and American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed sewing, playing the piano and playing on the computer.

Dorothy is survived by nine daughters: Jeanne (Wayne) Riesberg of Carroll; JoAnn Dugan of O'Neill, Neb.; Arlene (Tom) Molczyk of Comstock, Neb.; Mary (J.P.) Auten of Cedar Rapids, Neb.; Susie (David) Sloss of Lincoln, Neb.; Peggy (Dan) Ray of Spalding, Neb.; Elaine Nordhues and Bryan Jones of Queen Creek, Ariz.; Emily (Lee) Brester of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; Julie (Jeff) Carraher of Spalding, Neb.; three sons: Paul T. (Jean) of Bartlett, Neb.; Nick (Nancy) of Miller, Neb.; Mark (Ranotta) of Kearney, Neb.; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a nephew Jim (Deb) Eschliman and family of Ericson, Neb.; niece Nancy Diessner and family of St. Paul; and a cousin Wayne (Patty) Canning of Ogallala, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Elizabeth Ruth; granddaughter Tracy Riesberg; grandson Ivan Carraher; son-in-law Bradley Dugan; two brothers, Francis and Joseph Glaser; a sister, Helen Marie Eschliman and husband Floyd; and several unborn special angels.