Constance “Connie” Marlene (Pittenger) Denker, 78, of Emerson, Nebraska passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson; with Pastor Gretchen Ritola officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home in Emerson.
Connie was born September 16, 1937 in Jackson, Nebraska to Edward C. and Violet C. (Johnson) Pittenger. She attended and graduated from Jackson High School in 1953. She continued her education earning a teaching certificate in 1956 from Wayne Teachers College. Connie taught country school in Dixon and Dakota County.
Connie was a member of the Good Neighbors Extension Club, she was a Sunday School Teacher and an LCW member and officer. Connie also served as the bookkeeper for the Emerson Rural Fire District. She enjoyed baking, especially apple pies, making jelly, collecting stamps, crocheting and reading.
Connie is survived by her sons, Fred Denker of Emerson, NE, David Jon Denker of Emerson, NE, Jim Denker (Jill Matousek) of Dakota Dunes, SD; daughters, Joanne (Todd) Von Seggern of Pender, NE, Jeanine (Todd) Hale of Atkinson, NE; sisters, Beverly Baker of Sioux City, IA, Evelyn Schimmel of Little Rock, AR; brothers, Ed Pittenger of Bondurant, IA, John Pittenger of Sioux City, IA; and 6 grandchildren.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents and husband David Denker.