Pamela R. Kotera
Date of Birth
May 30, 1961
David City, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 7, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Pamela R. Kotera, 57, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born May 30, 1961 in David City, NE to Garry and Phyllis (Barry) Chelberg.  Pam graduated from East Butler High School in 1979.  On April 30, 1983, she was united in marriage to Les Kotera in Brainard, NE.  Pam and her husband have owned and operated Security Home Bank in Malmo for over 20 years.

Pam was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, traveling and exercising.  Pam loved her puppies and she always loved entertaining for family and friends.  She always enjoyed relaxing on the Platte River or boating and floating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

She is survived by husband of 35 years, Les Kotera; children, Alex Kotera and fiancé Kate McDermott and Melissa Kotera; mother, Phyllis Chelberg; brother, Scott (Debbie) Chelberg; many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garry Chelberg; father-in-law, Ernest Kotera.

Condolences for Pamela R. Kotera
  1. Jim Meduna
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les and family, my deepest sympathies. Pam was always a joy to see. God Bless you all.

  2. Rev John J Ludvik
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    My condolences to the family. I was the pastor in Brainard when Pam was on High School. Blessings

  3. Bob E Neville
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les, Melissa, and Alex,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. God blessed you all with such a special life partner and mother and memories. Her big smile and cheerful attitude will be missed by all! My sympathies.

  4. Mark Woita
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Pam will such a lovely person and friend. She will so missed. Heartbroken.

  5. Linda
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Rick and I are so saddened to hear about Pam. She was a wonderful person. Always fun to talk to and take our road trips for baseball to watch the boys play.

  6. Sherry Loos
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss! Pam is one of the best people I ever knew. What a sweetheart! If there is anything I can do for your family please let me know! God holds her in his hands!

  7. Barbara Mitchell
    • April 8, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Love and prayers for you all!
    Barbara and Robert Mitchell

  8. Rob Hardman
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les, Melissa and the entire Kotera family.

    I can’t express how saddened I was to hear of Pam’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul, and always brought happiness to those around her. She will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to your family, and may God bring you peace in your time of need.

  9. Clint Skoglund
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Very sorry for your loss.

  10. Andy & Casey Clements Family
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les, Melissa, Alex and Family ~ We pray God’s Perfect Peace covers you all in the coming days as you remember the beautiful legacy left by Pam.

  11. Deb Blum
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    To the Kotera Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My Mom and Dad have always thought the world of you all! Rich Vasina and Family, (Deb Blum)

  12. Kathy and Jeff Johnson
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les and family. Kathy and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Pam fought the good fight and when I would see her, she always had a smile on her face. Do know that she is with our Lord now and has no more pain or suffering. Our prayers are with you.

  13. Dot Dobesh (Young)
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    So sorry for your loss, Les and family. May God’s loving embrace welcome her and comfort you.

  14. Greg and Dixie Zabka
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les and family, We were so sorry to learn of Pam’s passing. Our sincere sympathy and know that you will have many cherished memories. Our prayers are with you.

  15. Tom & Jan Powers
    • April 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les, Missy, Alex & Kate, Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Pam certainly did fight her illness with everything she had. She finally is at peace. We are heartbroken for you and for the loss to your family and friends. Much love, Tom and Jan Powers

  16. Ann & Jerry Nice
    • April 10, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Our hearts are saddened with the loss of such a truly friendly and caring soul. Her time here on earth showed us all how to live and treat others. Her loving memories will comfort you all for many years to come.

  17. Doug Emery
    • April 10, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les, My deepest condolences on your wife’s passing. Many fond memories and laughs about softball games and tournaments with Bee. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Doug Emery Woods Brothers softball team

  18. John and Darlene Griska
    • April 10, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Les and all family. So sorry for your loss. We were friends of Pam’s parents long ago – many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    John and Darlene Griska

  19. Bernie and Garry Krawchuk
    • April 11, 2019 - 3 months ago

    To The Kotera Family, Phyl Chelberg, Family and Friends. There are no words of Comfort I can say to ease the pain you’re feeling or take the hurt away. Simply know my thoughts are with you, arms open wide.
    Pamela was an amazing, strong women and the dedication of all the family who gave of themselves to take such good care was the absolute precious gift 💝 to her. May the devastating hole in your heart that you are feeling be someday filled with the cherished memories and blessing you all shared. Our deepest condolences. Love Bernie and Garry Krawchuk

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