Olinda Aschbrenner, 103, of Waverly and formerly of Sumner, died peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Waverly Health Center.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek with Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. There will also be a memorial service conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the Waverly Homes Community Room by Rev. Keith Brustuen. The family suggests that memorials be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek.
Olinda, daughter of Herman and Lena Marsh Nuss, was born March 17, 1909, in Dayton Township of rural Bremer County, Iowa. She was baptized April 4, 1909, and confirmed April 9, 1922, at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. On November 14, 1930, she was united in marriage with Alfred W. Nuss at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. Alfred’s death occurred on December 6, 1981. Olinda was united in marriage with Henry Aschbrenner on June 25, 1987, at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. Henry’s death occurred April 23, 2001. Olinda worked as a nurse’s aide at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner for a number of years and has been a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. She enjoyed playing cards and dice, tending to her plants, and crocheting. At the age of 95 she moved to Waverly.
Olinda is survived by one daughter, LuEtta (LuVern) Tiedt of Waverly; two grandchildren, Juneal Stuva of waterloo and Darren Tiedt of Waverly; four great grandchildren, Amber Tiedt, Andrew Hursh, Anthony Stuva, and Chanar Stuva; two step daughters, Ramona Reinke of Tripoli and Phyllis Lonergan of Kansas City, Missouri; five step sons, Henry J. (Dixie) Aschbrenner of Anaheim, California, Duane (Janett) Aschbrenner of Cedar Falls, Loren (Jan) Aschbrenner of Cookeville, Tennessee, Larry (Kathie) Aschbrenner of Delhi, and Dennis (Lorna) Aschbrenner of Jacksonville, North Carolina; nineteen step grandchildren; twenty-eight step great grandchildren; and five step great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, Olinda was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Erwin Henniges; and one nephew, Roger Henniges.