Terri Lee (Wurtele) Schlichtemeier, 62, Nebraska City
Terri Lee (Wurtele) Schlichtemeier was granted eternal peace on Monday, June 22, 2020. Her husband and two sons were by her side as her battle with COVID-19 came to an end.
Terri was born on Dec. 30, 1957, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City; the daughter of Donald D. “Red” and Jean L. (Kreifels) Wurtele.
She was raised in Nebraska City and she attended Lourdes Central Catholic graduating with the Class of 1976.
On Jan. 11, 1980, Terri was united in marriage to Thomas J. Schlichtemeier at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City. They settled on the family farm near Nehawka.
Though Terri held many titles, friend, sister, wife, mother and grandmother were her most prized. She was a member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth.
Terri was an avid “holiday decorator” and looked forward to displaying her decorations for family and friends. She worked for Head Start in Nebraska City for five years and then Terri and her friend, Monica Uhe started their own housecleaning business and their work and fun lasted nearly 15 years.
Afterwards, Terri spent most of her time with new grandchildren.
She shared her love of gardening and cooking with them, while showing them what it is to love and care for the people that mean the most.
Recently, one of her granddaughters told Terri that she was “Everybody’s Mom”, which perfectly summed up Terri’s never ending, unconditional love she held for all of her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Tom Schlichtemeier of Murray; sons: Tony Schlichtemeier and wife Jessica of Nehawka, and Cory Schlichtemeier of Nebraska City; daughter Danielle Buck and husband Nate of Lincoln; five grandchildren: Spencer, Cora, Olivia, Paisley and Teagan; siblings: Donna Jean Maybee and Carrie Lynn Wendt both of Lincoln, Curt Wurtele (Mary) of Nebraska City, Renee Hauder (Bill) of Omaha, Randy Wurtele (Connie) and Mike Wurtele (Barb) both of Nebraska City, Christine Blake (Howard) and Kay Steuer both of Lincoln and Elaine Tasler (Jerry) of Atkinson; brother-in-law Dr. William Schlichtemeier (Jeanette) of Omaha; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Terri was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Bradley, grandson Myles Buck and nephew Noah Wendt.
Private Family Mass of Christian Burial was to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth.
The Mass was to be live-streamed on the Church of the Holy Spirit’s website. Graveside Services were follow at 12 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Nehawka, with everyone invited to attend.
Please follow the CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
Visitation was to be held on Friday after 1 p.m. with a Family Rosary at 7 p.m. - all at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorials may be given to an Education Fund established for her grandchildren or to the favorite charity of the donor.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.