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Jane Ballmer, 75 - February 04, 2016

Jane A. Ballmer, 75, of St. Paul, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Golden Living Center- Park Place in Grand Island.
A celebration of life service took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. Inurnment was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A gathering of friends and family was conducted on Monday Feb. 15, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m.
Ballmer was born Sept. 25, 1940, at North Platte, the youngest daughter of Ellis and Erma (Woods) Baker.
She was born and raised at North Platte where she graduated from high school. She then continued her education in business administration.
On Feb. 14, 1961, she was united in marriage to Dennis Ballmer. The couple made their home at Gothenburg.
Ballmer was employed as a city clerk in Gothenburg, and for numerous years as the administrator of what now is Hilltop Estates. In recent years, she was employed as a bookkeeper for Dean and Linda Goad. In early 2009, she moved to St. Paul to be near family.
She was a member of the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg as well as the Extension Club.
?Ballmer was a great cook and bak­er, she made numerous cakes for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays, according to family members. She also taught ceramics in her home, selling pieces at Christmas time. She took great pride in gardening and keeping her yard beautiful.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Dennis in 2005; her parents,Ellis and Erma; brothers and sister-in-law—Ellis Baker Jr. and Robert (Carlene) Baker; sisters and brothers-in-law—Ellen (Paul) Nelson and Doris (Upton) Edis; a nephew, Raymond Baker.
Survivors include: her daughters—Karen (Lowell) Poland of St. Paul and Cyndi (Darcy) Sample of Alliance; grandchildren—Corby Welch of Wichita, KS, Kabir Poland and Blake Poland of St. Paul, Erin DuBray, Lisa Burri and Jenni Zeigler of Alliance, and Jessi Davis of Gillette, WY; 13 nieces and nephews; numerous great-grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews and other extended family members.