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Rema Irene Kreis, 80 - August 31, 2015

Rema Irene Kreis, 80, passed on to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Gothenburg.
Services will take place at the Gothenburg American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, on Friday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jon Mapa officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kreis was born on April 6, 1935, at Deermont, TN, to Gus E. and Ethel L. (Stewart) Headrick.
She was confirmed Dec. 26, 1948, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, and attended schools at Deermont and Oakdale, TN.
On Oct. 14, 1952, she was united in marriage to James Clayton Kreis in Wartburg, TN, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church. To this union, three sons were born.
Kreis and her family moved to Nebraska in the early 1960s. They owned and operated a café in Arapahoe for a short time where she would rise early and make her famous cinnamon rolls daily, according to family members. She also worked at Monroe’s in Cozad as a welder for 22 years before retiring.
She had a love for life and her family, known for her cinnamon rolls, her and grandpa’s large gardens and her southern cooking, the family said.
?Kreis was preceded in death by: her husband, Clayton on Nov. 12, 2008; her parents, Gus and Ethel; sisters—Anna Mae, Lorine (in infancy) and Shirley Zumstein; brothers—Samuel (in infancy) and Ray Headrick.
Survivors include: her sons—Dave (Janice) of Shelton, Don (Deb) of Gothenburg and Gary (Beverly) of Grant; eight grandchildren—Dan (Kara) Kreis, Dana Kreis, Daphne (James) Tidyman, Shawn (Irish) Kreis, Stephanie (Brandon Torres) Kreis, Devan (Thad) Schomp, Kristina (Angel) Casillia and Dallas Kreis; great-grandchildren—Katie, Ty, Ethan, Zachary, Connor, Brooklynn, Sawyer, Miles, Lilia, Keyenna, Harpor, Dailynn, Josclynn, Hayes, Andre, Myah; a sister and brother; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg.