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Anita Rastede, 97

Posted: 12 November, 2012

Allen, Nebraska   Anita Rastede, 97, died Sunday November 11, 2012 at the Wakefield Health Care Center, Wakefield, Nebraska.  Services will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m at the First Lutheran Church in Allen with Pastor Sarah Ruch officiating. Burial will be in the Eastview Cemetery, rural Allen. Visitation will be Tuesday, 3-8:00 p.m. at Thompson Chapel Funeral Home in Wakefield.
Anita Dorothea Victor was born on March 19, 1915, to William and Clara (Meyer) Victor on the family farm north of Wakefield.  She was baptized on April 18, 1915 and confirmed April 1, 1928 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Wakefield.  She attended Bell Country School and Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1934.  Anita was united in marriage to Alvin G. Rastede on October 14, 1937 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The couple farmed west of Concord, Nebraska and kept moving east.  They spent 50 years on their last farm and moved into Allen in 1998. Alvin died April 20, 2005.  Anita moved into the Wakefield Health Care Center in February, 2010.
Anita was a member of First Lutheran Church of Allen for 64 years. She belonged to the ELCW, was Sunday School Superintendent and teacher for 36 years, and helped make quilts. She belonged to Extension Club, Golden Rule Club, and Chatter-Sew Club.  Her hobbies included bowling, sewing, doing fancy hand work, playing cards, and baking.  She served on the Board of the Allen Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband Alvin, two brothers, Arnold and Kenneth and two sisters, Evelyn Lange, and Esther Stanley.
Anita is survived by one sister, Ardith (Walt) Woolson of North Platte, Nebraska, and   Sisters-in-law; Ella Mae Victor, Lois Victor, Marge Rastede,  and  brother-in-law, Norman Wheeler,  numerous  nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
Memorials may be designated to First Lutheran or Immanuel Lutheran Churches.  
Service information:    
Pastor Sarah Ruch
Organist Vicky Hingst
Congregation Sings  “Rock of Ages”    “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”    “How Great Thou Art”
PALLBEARERS:  Loren Victor, Dennis Victor, Alfred Woolson, Wayne Rastede, Rex Rastede, Tom Rastede, Rich Erwin, Rodney Irwin
HONORARY PALLBEARERS:  Scott Morgan, Duane Lund, Forrest Smith

Thompson Chapel Funeral Home in Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.   402-287-2633

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