PIERCE COUNTY LEADER; Pierce, Nebraska; Thursday, May 31, 1951
Mrs. R. Breyer Laid At Rest
Funeral services for Mrs. Richard Breyer, lifelong resident of Pierce County, who passed away Tuesday night, May 22, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. C.M. Steging officiating.
The Ladies choir, under the direction of Paul G. Hinz, sang "Asleep In Jesus", and "For Me To Live in Jesus". Comforting words to the family were based on Luke 10, 20: "But rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven". Many beautiful floral offerings were banked about the casket, in loving memory of the departed. Many relatives and friends also gave Memorial wreaths in her memory to various charitable causes.
Burial was in the family plot at the Lutheran cemetery east of Pierce with the following grandsons and grandsons by marriage serving as pallbearers, Eldon Herbolsheimer, Lyle Herbolsheimer, Everett Breyer, Frederick Wachholtz, Alvin Krohn, and Virgil Aubert.
Alwina Buckendahl was born in a sod house on the old Buckendahl farmstead August 4, 1873. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed on April 14, 1888 in the Lutheran faith by the late Rev. H. Brehmer at St. John's church east of Pierce. She attended school in District No. 20 under Albert Breyer and Stella McDonald. Following this she attended the Christian day school maintained by St. John's Lutheran church.
On March 1, 1889, she was united in marriage to Richard Breyer, this union being blessed with nine children, one son, Ernest having died at the age of 7 years.
In 1902 the family moved to a small acreage Â½ mile south of Pierce, in order that the children might attend the Pierce schools. Mrs. Breyer busied herself with the cares of her family and also found time to assist many of her neighbors and friends in time of need. She was also an active member of the Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid and one of its charter members. She also served the Aid as president for twelve consecutive years. She was a faithful member and attended services regularly at Zion Lutheran until her health failed several years ago.
Mrs. Breyer had been seriously ill for the past several months. She had been in Omaha, where she was cared for by at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Pettitt until several weeks ago when she was brought to a Norfolk hospital. She was 77 years, 9 months, and 11 days at the time of her death.
Mrs. Breyer leaves to mourn her passing, four sons, William and Paul of Pierce, August of South Sioux City, and Reinhold of Naper; four daughters, Mrs. Lena Herbolsheimer and Mrs. James R. Silhacek of Pierce; Mrs. Paul Mitchell, South Sioux City, and Mrs. Charles Pettitt of Omaha. Also two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Henschke of Wakefield and Mrs. Dorothea Otto of Pierce, and one brother, Herman Buckendahl Sr. of Pierce, and 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away in April 1950.