Friday, August 26, 2016 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Thursday, August 25, 2016 ~ 5-8 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
First Presbyterian Church, 981 W. 15th Street, Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
Elva Pearl Manstedt, 92, of Wahoo, passed peacefully at home on August 21, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born February 17, 1924 to Theodore and Mary Brown in Oakdale, Illinois.
During World War II Elva supported the war effort by working in a defense plant in St Louis, Missouri. It is in St Louis that Elva met Harold at a dance. On January 3, 1946 Elva was united in marriage to Harold Manstedt. Together they had three children Launa Schneider (Joseph) of Asheboro, N.C., Connie Adams (Terry) of Olympia, WA, and Steve Manstedt (Donna Larsen) of Wahoo, NE. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Danny Schneider, Andy Schneider, Tommy Schneider, Carrie Adams, Corey McLean, Lacey Cutler, Tricia Irwin, Chase Manstedt, Reed Manstedt, and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents; three sisters; one brother; and one grandchild, Carrie Adams.
Elva’s mission in life was to love and care for her family. She also enjoyed drawing, playing bridge, and watching Nebraska football.
We loved seeing Elva at the Wahoo Senior Center. She was a very neat person and had such a kind heart. She will be missed.
My sympathy to Steve and his family.
Beaver and family … my sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was a kind soul and is remembered well. Prayers and blessings to you all.
Sincere sympathy to all the family.She was such a sweet and elegant lady.
Throughout the years, we traveled from Tucson to Wahoo to visit Elva. She was the highlight of our vacation. We loved her very much and will miss her intensely. Please know we are sharing in your grief. It doesn’t seem possible but I know we must all go sooner or later. For those who don’t know – my grandfather and her father were brothers.
My heart goes out to you all wrapping you in love and prayers.
I well remember Elva from The First Presbyterian Church. She was kind, soft-spoken and always well-dressed.
Gone but never forgotten, love connects our hearts forever.