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Waunetta Crisman, 94 - October 13, 2017

Waunetta Vonnie Crisman, 94, of Gothenburg passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Gothenburg Health with family by her side.
Services were conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Interment was at the Farnam Cemetery.
Crisman was born March 22, 1923, to Walter and Emma Donner at Farnam, where she grew up on a farmstead and attended school.
She was united in marriage to Gerald Crisman. To this union, two sons were born. The family resided at Gothenburg.
Crisman loved to travel seeing 45 of the lower 48 states, taking many bus trips with her friend and travel companion, Mary Millsap, according to family members. She also enjoyed gardening as her flower gardens were beautiful and her embroidery work was impeccable, as family members enjoyed the many gifts received from her talent. Her most appreciated gift to the family was her cooking and baking, a master of both, her pumpkin pies and cinnamon rolls were the best, said the family.
She was known as a warm and loving person who was quick to share a smile, a visit and a helping hand. She opened her heart to family, also embracing those who had a need for family, she was like a mom and “grams” to them, family stated.
?Crisman was preceded in death by: her parents, Walter and Emma; her husband, Gerald; a son, Ronald; grandson, Jory Crisman; brothers—Cletus, Ray and Argil; a sister, Mae.
?Survivors include: her son, Kenneth (Kim) Crisman of Gothenburg; daughter-in-law, Linda Crisman of Gothenburg; grandsons—Rex (Stella) Crisman of Gothenburg, Jeff Crisman of Dallas, TX, and Josh Crisman (Ladonna) of North Platte; granddaughters—Tammy (Jeff) Bonifas of Gothenburg and Sherri (John VonSeggern) Bice of Blair; four great-grandsons—Casey (Tiffany) Newbrey of Gothenburg, Adam (Lindsay) Newbrey of Broken Bow, Cole Crisman and Tanner Bice, both of Lincoln; three great-granddaughters—Devyn Crisman of Kearney, Reagyn Crisman and Leslie Potter, both of North Platte; numerous great-great-grandchilden, nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Lilly Donner of Farnam; special niece, Virginia Smith of Grand Island.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.