Mary J. Samuelson
Sep 10, 1934 – Jan 27, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Marie and Henry Vohs. Survived by husband, Wayne Samuelson; sons: Scott Samuelson, Dr. Steven Samuelson (Celeste), Dr. Greg Samuelson (Carolyn), and Dr. Jay Samuelson (Gina); fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Jim Vohs (Phyllis); sisters, Phyllis Billeter (Bud) and Maxine Coyne (Jim).
SERVICES on Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 11am at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary (Vohs) Samuelson passed away on January 27th at Esprit-Whispering Ridge in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born on September 10, 1934 in Holstein, Iowa. She attended school in Holstein and was active in cheerleading, music, and basketball. She played in the Iowa State Basketball Tournament in 1952. She attended Wayne State College and met her future husband, Wayne “Sam;” they were married on September 18, 1955.
Mary taught school in Sioux City, Iowa, Laurel, Nebraska, Mankato, Minnesota, and Kearney, Nebraska. She was a dedicated reading teacher and was loved and respected by her students. Mary was active in PEO.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sam; brother, Jim (Phyllis); sisters, Phyl (Bud) and Maxine (Jim). Mary and Sam had four boys: Scot (Carla), Steve (Celeste), Greg (Carolyn), and Jay (Gina). She was blessed with fourteen grandchildren: Carlyn, Andrew, Nate, Luke, Rachel, Cassie (Chad Noehr), Nick, Emma, Meg, Elli, Alex, Jake, Drew, and Chloe; and one great-granddaughter, Piper. They have been her pride and joy and have given her great satisfaction.