Twila Jane Berman
Date of Birth
January 3, 1922
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 24, 2014
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 ~ 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82 and VFW #4502


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


First Presbyterian Church or the Masonic Home for Children in Fremont

Twila Jane Berman, 92 of Wahoo, NE, died peacefully at Saunders Medical Center Long Term Care in Wahoo on Friday, October 24, 2014. She was born in Wahoo, NE on January 3, 1922 and was the first child of Vennie and Bessie (Mach) Nemecek. She graduated from Wahoo High School in 1940 and completed business school in Lincoln. Wanting to do her patriotic duty, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Air Corps (WAAC) during WWII and was stationed in Fort Myers, FL. There she met her future husband, Harry Berman. They married in Florida and settled in Wahoo upon his discharge from the service. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by her family. Twila worked at the Nebraska Ordinance Plant in Mead in the early 1950’s and subsequently went to work for the University of Nebraska as their Field Lab office manager until her retirement in 1992.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry and her three brothers, Edward, Thomas, and Ven Jr. Surviving are daughters, Carol (Phil) Hester of Lombard, IL and Susan Gutschow of Harrisonburg, VA; grandsons, Robert (Wendy) Hester, David (Alicia) Gutschow, and Daren (Kendra) Gutschow; great-grandchildren, James and Zachary Gutschow, Siena, Julia, and Maya Gutschow; beloved nieces and nephews.

Pastor John Duling will be officiating the service.

Condolences for Twila Jane Berman
  1. Anonymous
    • October 26, 2014 - 9 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to Susie & Carol in the loss of your Mom. So glad to read about your family. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Susie, please contact me at:
    Dorothy (Fia) Person Feese

  2. Rob Roy Sahs
    • October 27, 2014 - 9 years ago

    We appreciate the many years of service to UNL and, especially, to our father, Warren Sahs. We thank her, for her hard work and service, love and kindness toward our family and others, beyond her work and duties. We remember and appreciate the plants and flowers she brought to headquarters, that made it feel more like home.
    Or deepest sympathy to Twila’s family. In God’s Love, The Warren Sahs Family

  3. Heidi Sahs Schulz
    • October 28, 2014 - 9 years ago

    As my brother Rob noted, Twila will be dearly missed by our family. I wanted to add that she was like a loving second mother to my friends and I as we would visit (crash) the Field Lab Headquarters growing up. During those hot summers, seeing her at her desk there, in that wonderfully air-conditioned building was always something I looked forward too. I’m betting she was the one who bought the little candy bars in the refrigerator that we would wipe out after putting our 5 cents in the coffee can on the top of the frig. That, along with many other selfless and giving traits most definitely benefitted UNL and her friends and family for years.

    My mother, Hink, always saved the beautiful, decorative felt cloth calendars that had all the hand sewn sequins on them that Twila gave our family each Christmas. At one time, a room in our basement was wall-papered with her loving craft work! I’m sure they are still at their 37th street house!

    Blessings to your family as I know she will be missed.

  4. Jani Benson Levkoff
    • November 1, 2014 - 9 years ago

    Susie and Carol, your mom was a sweetheart. I remember being at your house and it seems like she was always cooking. Maeann and I have fond memories of her and know you will miss her. Love, Jani Benson Levkoff

  5. Julie Shepherd Parker
    • January 28, 2015 - 9 years ago

    I remember working out at the Nebraska University Research Facility. Your mom was such a tough cookie. My parents knew your parents. I worked for the University in the rose research and when the staff would all head back to Lincoln mid afternoon, I would spend the last hours of the day visiting with your mom.

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