Madeline W. (Weddingfeld) Barker, 97, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Legacy Gardens of Pender, NE. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender; Pastor Steven Tjarks will be officiating. Visitation with the family present will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender, Nebraska.
Madeline was born November 6, 1916 to William and Frances (Brandt) Weddingfeld in Pender, Nebraska. She attended school at District 4 west of Pender. On December 3, 1935 Madeline married Lester Barker in Pender; to this union three children were born: Marilyn, Shirley and Arlon.
Madeline was baptized, confirmed and was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender. Madeline was the oldest member of the church and was an original member of the CCC Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning and baking. She especially liked sharing those items with her friends and family. She babysat for many families over the years. Madeline loved her children and grandchildren dearly.
Madeline is survived by her daughters; Marilyn (Marvin) Kubik of Pender, NE, Shirley Hansen of Omaha, NE, sister Vi Robinson of Elkhorn, NE, brothers; Wilbur Weddingfeld of Phoenix, AZ and Bill Weddingfled of Panora, IA,8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Madeline is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester Barker, son Arlon Barker, granddaughter Cathy Schilling, sisters; Myra Watson, Genene Busch and Betty Bressler, brother Merlin Weddingfeld.