Interment took place at St. John's Cemetery in Peterson.
Luella passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at WEL-Life in Alta.
Luella Bertha Friederike Nothwehr, the daughter of Chris C. and Martha Luetkeman Felten, was born Dec. 23, 1916 on a farm in Spring Township in Cherokee County. Her childhood years were spent on the farm, where she was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church near Peterson. She received her education at Brooke Consolidated School, where she graduated in 1936.
Luella was united in marriage to Arthur John Fred Nothwehr on Feb. 23, 1938, at the St. John's Church in rural Peterson. Following their marriage, they started farming in Cherokee County. They farmed until his retirement in 1975, at which time they moved into Peterson. She was an active member of St. John's Church, Women's Fellowship, Bible School, and was superintendent and a teacher for the Sunday school. Luella was active in several women's groups including Farm Bureau Women of Cherokee County while on the farm and in Peterson. In December of 2003, she moved with Arthur to Wel Life Assisted Living in Alta.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; one sister, Helen Sump Judson; and two brothers: Alfred Felten and Chris Edward Felten.
Luella is survived by her four children: Wanda Donahoo and her husband, Robert C. of Peterson, Wendell Nothwehr and his wife, Carlene of Peterson, Lowell Nothwehr of Aurelia, and Faye Capps and her husband, Dennis of San Marcos, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ora Honsbruch of Alta and Betty Laursen of Peterson; and in-law's: Gloria Felten of Aurelia, Betty Franken of Schaller, Erna Nothwehr of Clarinda, and Delbert and Viola Herzberg of Seward Neb.
Warner Funeral Home of Peterson was in charge of arrangements.