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LeAnn M. Wurtele

LeAnn M. Wurtele, age 86 of Syracuse, NE; formerly of rural Dunbar, NE passed away on Saturday; February 8, 2014 at BryanLGH Medical Center in Lincoln.

She was born on May 1, 1927 in Albion, NE; the daughter of Don and Grace Porter. She attended school in Albion and graduated from the Albion High School.

She was united in marriage to Herman Wurtele, Jr. on March 30, 1950 in Nebraska City and to this union three children were born: Pam, Tim and Jolene.

LeAnn was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City.

She is survived by her children: Pam Gruber and husband Doug of Utica, NE, Tim Wurtele, Sr. and wife Sandy of Syracuse, NE and Jolene Neemann and husband Steve of Plattsmouth, NE; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers: Lyle Porter and wife Shirley of Casper, WY, Max Porter and wife Barb of Alma, NE and Rod Porter of Denver, CO; other family and many friends.

Funeral Services for LeAnn Wurtele will be held Thursday (Feb. 13) at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City; burial will follow in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

A memorial fund is being established and memorials may be given to the family.

Condolences may be left at

Gude Mortuary, Nebr. City, NE in charge of funeral arrangements for LeAnn M. Wurtele.

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