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Wilma Buchhammer

Wilma Jean Buchhammer (Ziegler)

Sunday, February 21st, 1932 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Wilma Jean Buchhammer, 88, of Gering, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at Heritage Estates in Gering. Her funeral will be held at 10am on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Andy Griess officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7pm at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. The family respectfully requests that memorials in Wilma’s honor be made in care of the church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Wilma’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

In respect for our mother who died of Covid-19, masks are strongly required for the visitation and the funeral. The funeral will be live streamed on Bridgman Funeral Home Facebook page.

Wilma was born February 21st, 1932, to Alexander and Irene Ziegler at Scottsbluff. She received her education at Lake Alice Country School and Scottsbluff High School, graduating in 1949. She married Robert Buchhammer December 28, 1952 at Scottsbluff. She worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and in the office at Herbergers until she retired.

Wilma was a member of Zion Evangelical Church.

Survivors include daughter Robin of Scottsbluff, sons Kim of Arvada, CO and Mark (Amy) of Scottsbluff; grandsons Cooper and Gunnar of Scottsbluff; and sister Florine Votruba of Hemingford.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and husband.

The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to the Heritage Health Care Center staff for the true unsung heroes that they are.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bridgman Funeral Home
    2104 Broadway
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 10:00am
    Zion Evangelical Church
    3617 5th Avenue
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    Pastor Andy Griess
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    4109 5th Avenue
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Linda Peterson

Posted at 07:34am
Wilma was a joy to visit, she held a very special place in Dan's heart, they loved to visit and tease each other at church. I visited her often at Heritage and she would share her memorials of growing up in Nebraska and raising her family. She was active in the choir at Scottsbluff Zion Church. She always had a smile. We know that everyone who repents and calls on the name of the LORD Jesus Christ will be saved and receive forgiveness of our sins and will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. May you find comfort God's Word and the fellowship with your church family. In Christ love Linda Peterson

Kathy Jay

Posted at 10:00pm
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Wilma's family. We thought the world of your mother, she was one special lady!
You all were so lucky to have called her 'Mom' May all the wonderful memories fill your heart and mind as you say good by.
God called her home, she is at peace.

Our deepest heartfelt prayers to Wilma's family. She was such an awesome lady, and the most wonderful 'Mom" and grandmother! We will never forget her beautiful smile. (Had really missed seeing her in church all this time) Keeping you
in our thoughts and prayers... Love, Chuck and Kathy Jay



Posted at 10:15am
I worked with Wilma at Herberger's in 2000-2006. She was one of my favorite people to work with due to her positive attitude, sweet smile, and quick wit. Also her character was one of grace, honesty, and peace. So thankful that she is now in heaven with all the saints!

Doris Dickinson MacDonald

Martha Ziegler

Posted at 09:05pm
Robin, Kim, Mark and family
My deepest sympathy in your loss. She was a very special lady. My love and blessings to you. Aunt Martha Ziegler in Cheyenne , Wyoming.

Maria and Jesus.

Posted at 05:58pm
With deepest sympathy. Blessings to you all.
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