Neva E. Echtenkamp


Neva E. Echtenkamp, 91 of Wayne, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Wakefield. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Wakefield.

Memorials may be directed to the Echtenkamp family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Neva Elaine Wieland Echtenkamp was born on Dec. 3, 1929 to William and Bertha Wieland in rural Wayne County. She attended country school and graduated in 1946 from Wayne High School. She worked at the telephone company in Wayne after graduating high school until her marriage to Marvin A. Echtenkamp on June 23, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wakefield. Marvin and Neva lived on their farm northeast of Wayne. After Marvin’s death in 2009, Neva moved to Kinship Pointe in Wayne.    Neva enjoyed her family and farm life. She had a garden that resulted in lots of canning and good cooking which her family appreciated. Additionally, Neva was the farm accountant and enjoyed the challenge of completing tax returns. Recording family history and special events through scrap booking was a favorite pastime of hers. Neva also enjoyed entering radio and newspaper contests. She was actively involved in 4-H as her four boys grew up, and she served in many offices as a member of the church’s Ladies Aid.

Survivors include her children, Lee (Shirley) Echtenkamp of Cairo, Jerry (Loree) Echtenkamp of Wayne, Alan (Kathy) Echtenkamp of Lincoln, and Roger (Lisa) Echtenkamp of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Lessmann, of Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Marvin; sisters, Helen and Vera; and a brother, Wilbert “Bill”.