Georgian (Pope) Vraspir, 84, of Thurston, Nebraska died on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Heritage of Emerson Nursing Home in Emerson, NE. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson with Pastor Gretchen Ritola and Vicar Rebecca Truland officiating. The visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the church. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Emerson. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Emerson is in charge of the arrangements.
Georgian was born on October 15, 1931 in Emerson, NE, the daughter of George and Emma (Stimson) Pope. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson and attended Emerson High School. On June 10, 1955 she was united in marriage to Robert Vraspir at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. For several years she worked at the Pender Community Hospital, retiring due to her health. Georgian was a member of the Legion Auxiliary in Thurston, NE and St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE; where she was a member of the Mariam Circle. She loved baking and traveling; but her greatest joy was time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons: Mike (Joan) Vraspir of Emerson, NE and Steven (Melynda) Vraspir of Roundup, MT; daughter, Diane (Keith) Lamp of Emerson, NE. Georgian is also survived by her grandchildren; Amy (Jason) Modlin, Jenny (Todd) Skoglund, Valerie and friend Joe Messerschmidt, Jeremy Vraspir, Merissa, Emilie, Hannah Vraspir, Nathan (April) Lamp, Jessica (Zach) Wehner, Adam Lamp; her great grandchildren: Jacob, Karrena, Kylie, Emma, Raegan, Ryan, Ethan, Adyson, Wyatt, Reed, Isabelle, Tyson, Toby, Ansleigh, Joey and Maddox; and several nieces and nephews.
Georgian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, sister Betty and brothers: George, Glen, Art, Johnny, Charles, Harold and Teddy.