Omaha - Preceded in death by husband Richard W. Koch, daughter in law Susan Koch. Survived by husband Donald Schettler, children Scott (Bernadette) Koch, Steven (Patricia) Koch, Bruce (Rita) Koch, Ann Vos (AJ Klein), Joseph Koch, Alice (Michael) Steinauer, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, step children Dan Schettler, Patti (Bob) Bendgen, Ron (Stacy) Schettler, Nancy (Jeff) Morgan, many family and friends.
Vera Grew up on a farm NW of Hartington NE, she had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. For the first 6 years of her schooling, she went to a 1 room country school. Vera then transferred to Holy Trinity where she graduated 5th out of 50 students. After graduating from High School, she moved to Omaha and lived with her sister. She found a job in the loan department at Woodman of the World insurance company, where she only worked for 1 year. She then returned to the family farm, but shortly after returning to Hartington she met her first husband Dick. They married and lived on a farm for around 4 years. The farm eventually dried out and they moved to Omaha, Vera and Dick were married 46 years when Dick passed away in 1998. Vera was a full-time homemaker and raised 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. She has 26 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Vera and Dick loved to spend the winter months in Arizona, after Dick passed away Vera lost interest in Arizona and sold the property. She lived full time in Omaha at the house they just built in Raven Oaks. After about 5 years she met Don, they were married 2 years later in 2005. They both enjoyed traveling and fell in love with Branson MO, they soon purchased a time share and enjoyed spending the fall season down there. One of Vera’s favorite things to do in Branson was to go to the shows, especially to see Mickey Gilley. Vera loved to play cards and was quite the shark, she had no mercy if you were on the opposite team. “all in good fun” She loved shopping / baking/ music / gardening /decorating and taking care of her plants. She also could not pass up a good garage sale or thrift store. Vera loved her family and always made sure they came first; a card game was almost always a given when there was a get-together.
Vera lived a full life and had 2 amazing husbands she was blessed to share it with, she will always be remembered for her competitive spirit and generosity.
Visitation Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 PM with Vigil Service 6:30 PM at mortuary. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Thursday (7/6/23) at St. Philip Neri Church 8200 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Croix Hospice.
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