Arapahoe, Nebraska

Genevieve Ann Schievelbein Wendland, age 84, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Friday, January 5, 2007 at the Creighton University Medical Center, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born May 10, 1922 at Arapahoe, Nebraska to Frederick & Elfreda (Monter) Hermes.


She graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1939. She went on to Kearney State Teachers College, in Kearney, Nebraska. On June 14, 1939 she married Arthur "Jerry" Schievelbein at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Arapahoe, Nebraska. The made there home north of Arapahoe, Nebraska and she would teach at some country schools in Gosper County, Nebraska for a few years. Her husband would then pass away in 1948. On September 23, 1950 she married Herbert Rudolf Wendland at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in rural Arapahoe, Nebraska. They made their home north of Arapahoe, Nebraska and would own and operate Wendland Construction Company until retirement in 1979. Her husband Herbert would pass away on December 26, 2005.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, of Arapahoe, Nebraska. She also received in 1979 the "Lady of the Year" honor from the Land Improvement Contractors Association.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Arthur "Jerry" Schievelbein & Herbert Wendland, son Lyle Schievelbein, Son-in-law Tom Minturn, grandson Ronald Schievelbein.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Mary Ann Wendland of Omaha, Nebraska

Jane Wendland & husband Mark Rindone of Omaha, Nebraska

Brother: Leyland & wife Dolores Hermes of Rogers, Arkansas

Sister: Darien & husband Ward Urbom of Arapahoe, Nebraska

Grandchildren: 7

Great-Grandchildren: 14

Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.


Viewing and visitation will be Monday, January 8, from 9 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church.


Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 9, at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. David Otten, officiating. Burial will be at Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.