A Celebration of Life for Deanna L. True, age 78, of Wausa, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Trudy Hanke will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa, with a 6:45 p.m. Prayer Service.
Deanna died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.
Deanna Lou (Olson) True was born November 9, 1938, in Wausa, Nebraska to Clarence and Lulu (Suhr) Olson on the family farm. She graduated from Wausa High School in 1957, and attended Airline Stewardess School in Seattle, Washington. Deanna worked as a bookkeeper in Sioux City, Iowa for Davenport Real Estate, and a local tire company. Upon returning to Nebraska, Deanna worked at the Knox County ASCS Office and later at Wausa Medical Clinic.
Deanna married David True September 15, 1962, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Wausa. David and Deanna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012, in Wausa, Nebraska where the couple resided for nearly 50 years. David passed away in October 2012.
Deanna was a member of the Home Activities Extension Club for over 30 years. Deanna was a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout leader, and 4-H leader. Deanna was an accomplished cook and chef, who loved to bake and cook for her family, focusing on "Swedish" heritage foods. Deanna was an avid gardener, loved her flowers, and cherished attending functions involving her children and grandchildren. Deanna and her family loved camping, hiking, boating, and bird watching. She regularly volunteered at the Wausa Nursing Home throughout the years.
Deanna is survived by her three children, Troy of Yankton, South Dakota, Tracy of Yankton, and Grant (Patty) of Osmond, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Britta, Courtney, Bodie, Dominic, and Mason True; sisters, Laverle Bish of Central City, Nebraska and Marjorie Brummer, of Norfolk, Nebraska; brother, Elwin (Shirley) Olson of Bloomfield, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Deanna passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota on Sunday November 20, 2016, a week after her 78th birthday after a valiant battle with a lingering illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, David.
Special thanks to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital & Yankton Medical Clinic: Dr. Susan Fanta, Dr. LeAnn Bassing and Dr. Byron Nielsen; Bloomfield Medical Clinic: Dr. Riley Eckmann and staff; and the staff at Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center for all the great care, the past several months.
Deanna's presence will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.