Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis Kreikemeier age 91 of West Point, NE will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point, NE with Fr. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery in Snyder, NE with Military Honors by VFW Post #8439. Visitation with the family present will be on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. There will be a public Vigil Service with a Knight of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.
Dennis passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Dennis Bernard Kreikemeier was born on September 6, 1926 on a farm near Snyder, NE to Lawrence and Theresa (Wordekemper) Kreikemeier. He attended school in Snyder and graduated early from Snyder High School in April of 1945, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Dennis served in the 87th Infantry and was honorably discharged in December of 1946. Dennis returned to family farm.
On May 25, 1948, he was united in marriage to Doris Mendlik at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. The couple lived on a farm north of Snyder, where Dennis farmed and fed cattle until 1994, when they built a new home and moved to West Point, NE.
Dennis was a former member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder, and was currently a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, NE. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a 70 year member of V.F.W. Post #8439 in Snyder, NE. Dennis served on the Snyder School Board and Snyder Coop Board. He coached youth baseball after playing baseball for many years. He enjoyed golfing and spending the winter in Arizona.
Dennis is survived by his children and their families:
Jeanette and husband Daniel Niewohner of Scribner, NE and family-
Lonny and Tammy Niewohner and children-Derek and wife Maggie Niewohner, & Justin
Mike and Ann Niewohner and children- Corey & Kaylin
Pam and Bill Schwabe and children-Isabelle, Jordan, Maverick & Charolette
Amy and Drew Cerny and children-Ben, Oliver & Isaac
Ardine “Deen” and husband Marvin Harms of Dodge, NE and family-
Mark and Wendy Harms and children-Valarie and Kaeden
Lynette and Bruce Haisch and children-Ethan, Evan & Eli
Stacie and Scott Pruss and children-Owen, Dawson, and Sawyer
Eric & Kristin Harms and children-Tryson, Natalie, Lance & Seth
Tiffaney Harms and friend Jason Griesemer and daughter-Leah
Rob and wife Pam Kreikemeier of Fremont, NE and family-
Nichole and Andrew Fairhead and children-Aspen & Merrick
Dawn and Matt Osborn and children-Ryan & Reid
Brook and Andrew Sajevic
Deborah and husband Dave Nielsen of Fremont, NE and family-
Kim and Nick Foell and children-Paul and Ethan
Tammy and John Winkler and children-Jack, Jamie, Jordan & Jessica
Scott and Katie Nielsen and daughter Cadence
Larry and wife Shirley Kreikemeier of Fremont, NE and family-
Melanie and Matt Mueller and children-Jaxson & Kennedy
Adam and Penny Kreikemeier and children-Grace, Isaac & Eli
Stephanie and Andrew Brei and children-Anderson, Easton & Ellie
Rosie and husband Ray Kreikemeier of North Bend, NE and family-
Jodi and Luke Parr and children-T.J., Olivia, Alexis, Brooke & Braylon
Lori and Brian Smith
Kevin and Tasha Kreikemeier and children-Aaliyah, Conner, Mason, Owen & Miles
Kari & Noah Nelson
Chad and Ashley Kreikemeier and children-Charlie, Mattie & Rylie
Jacob and Logan Kreikemeier and children-Ralph & Callan
Virgene “Jean” Coleman and fiancé Billy Coghill of Thornton, CO and family-
Tyler and Jessica Coleman
Billy Coghill III
Dale and wife Joan Kreikemeier of North Bend, NE and family-
Andrew and Rachael Kreikemeier and children-Ava, Colby, Mia & Kendri
Craig Kreikemeier and Cody Bower
Brad and Jen Kreikemeier and children-Kyle, Katie & Colton
Allan and wife Cheryl Kreikemeier of West Point, NE and family-
Katie and Aaron Burger and children-Henry, Noah & Evelyn
Alyssa and Griffen Hatten
Wayne and wife Jamie Kreikemeier of Lincoln, NE and family-
Sister- Adana (Sis) Wieneke of West Point, NE
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 68 years-Doris on November 13, 2016, son-Ralph on August 19, 1968, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers- Arthur and Leroy Kreikemeier, and a son-in-law Rich.