June 29, 1932 – January 7, 2019
Alberta “Bertie” Havemann passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the age of 86. Bertie was born in Eureka, California. She attended Worthington School and then graduated from Eureka High School in 1950. She was then employed by the Eureka School System.
It was in elementary school that Bertie met Robert “Bob” K. Havemann and they were united in marriage on August 2, 1957. To this marriage, two children where born, son Keith and daughter Kim.
Bertie, Bob and their children moved from Eureka, California in 1978 to Bloomington, Minnesota where she became a miniature dollhouse expert. It was there she acquired many of her life-long friends. In 1990, Bertie and Bob left Minnesota and traveled full-time in their motor-home they converted from a Greyhound Bus, visiting Canada, Mexico and her many friends and family through out the US. Bob and Bertie then retired to Carefree, Arizona in 1993, but continued their love of traveling.
It was after Bob’s death that Bertie moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2014, where she resided with her daughter Kim and husband Dave, and grandchildren, D.J. and Zach. It was there that she built her final years in a loving home with her daughter and family. She made many new, life-long friends in Nebraska and would still keep in touch with all the other friends and family throughout the US.
Bertie loved to crochet afghans and donate them to the City Mission in Lincoln. Even a few family & friends were lucky enough to be recipients to these masterpieces. She had a passion for reading, watching old movies and NASCAR; and was always happy to make her famous baked goods for her family and friends. But her greatest love and passion was to always be with and take care of her family. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Bertie was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” K. Havemann.
She is survived by her son Keith Havemann of California; daughter Kim Northey and son-in-law David Northey, Sr. of Lincoln, Nebraska; her grandsons D.J. Northey and Zachary Northey both of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister Cherie Pavlich of Reno, Nevada; brother Tom Colbert of Eureka,California; niece Lyn Distaso and family of Reno, Nevada and Joni Bauer & family of San Jose, California.
Celebration of Life was held on January 17, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Venue, 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 100 in Lincoln.
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