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Trudy Kotschwar, 59 - November 02, 2016

Trudy M. (Widholm) Kotsch­war, 59, of Kearney, originally of Gothenburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.
Memorial services were conducted on Monday Nov. 7, at the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Gosswein officiating. A private family inurnment took place at the Kearney Cemetery.
Kotschwar was born Nov. 12, 1956, at Gothenburg to Leonard E. and Leona Mae (Sitorius) Widholm. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1975.
She was united in marriage to Tim Kotschwar on Dec. 16, 2002. The couple resided at Kearney where she was employed with Kearney Eye Institute and Lind Eye Care.
Kotschwar was a member of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church.
She was an avid gardener and an excellent cook as well as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, according to family members. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Kotschwar was preceded in death by: her father, Leonard; her grandparents; father-in-law, Harold Kotschwar.
?Survivors include: her husband, Tim Kotschwar of Kearney; daughters—Jennifer Fiese and her three children, and Jenn Kotschwar and her two children, all of Kearney; sons—Richard (Melissa) Fiese and their three children, all of Kearney, and Jeff (Becky) Kotschwar and their two children, all of Italy; her mother, Leona Widholm of Gothenburg; a sister, Susan (Eldon) Franzen and of North Platte; her brother, Gary (Brenda) Widholm of Gothenburg; mother-in-law, Ginny Kotschwar of Kearney; sister-in-law, Rhonda (Woody) Nelson of Bennington; a brother-in-law, Keith (Sarah) Kotschwar of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Family of Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund.