Nedra E. Domjahn, age 81, of New Germany, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born March 4, 1932, in Young America Township, the daughter of Erwin and Erna (Mehlhop) Herrmann. Nedra was baptized March 27, 1932, by the Rev. Otto Rapp, and confirmed April 14, 1946, at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hamburg by the Rev. Vriesen.
Nedra attended grade school in District 41, and went on to Central High School, graduating in 1950. She was also a member of the high school band, and enjoyed her years as a 4-H member.
She was united in marriage to Vernon H. Domjahn May 24, 1951, at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hamburg by the Rev. Vriesen. Her first married years were spent as a farm wife, until moving to New Germany in 1985. She continued to help at the farm until 1995.
Nedra was employed at Dueber’s for over 30 years. She was often recognized as the “Dueber Lady.”
Her hobbies included sewing and embroidery, listening to old tyme music, and watching “The Price is Right” and “Wheel of Fortune.” She also enjoyed week-long vacations at the lake, fishing.
In 2004, Nedra’s health issues caused her to become a resident at Waconia Good Samaritan Center, where she lived until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Erna Herrmann; brother-in-law Harold Barlau; an infant brother; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Hilda Domjahn.
Nedra is survived by her loving family: husband Vernon; children and spouses Cheryl and Jeff Hedtke of Norwood Young America, Sheldon Domjahn of New Germany, and Sharlene and Philip Rehmann of Winsted; grandchildren Carrie (Matt) Vasecka, and Kristina Domjahn; great-grandson Skyler Vasecka; a sister, Elrena Barlau of Plymouth; a brother, Dale Herrmann of Oakdale; nieces, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Sunday April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. There was visitation from 12 noon until the time of the service at the church. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Lowell Herrmann, Orrin Herrmann, Alan Herrmann, Harlan Mehlhop, Louie Graupmann, and Steve Ostlie.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.