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LeIla K. Niederklein

LeIla Kay (Junker) Niederklein, 79 years of age, of Daykin passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Jefferson Community Health and Life in Fairbury. She was born on Aug. 21, 1938 in Fairbury to Henry and Maudie (Showalter) Junker. LeIla graduated from Reynolds High School in 1956. She married Wendell Niederklein in the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury on Dec. 21, 1958. LeIla did all the book work for Niederklein Construction Company, which was her husband, Wendell's company. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Daykin and the Eagles Auxiliary. LeIla enjoyed polka dancing with Wendell, collecting bears and camping.

LeIla is survived by her brother, Marvin Junker and wife, Delores, of Woodward, Okla.; her sisters, Janis Kenning of Fairbury and LaRue Adams of Medicine Bow, Wyo.; her sister-in-law, Marlene Cecrle and husband, Duane, of Milligan; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Wendell, on May 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Daykin, with Pastor Annette Minderman officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery northwest of Daykin. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice and at the church for one hour preceding the services on Monday. Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church, in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice is in charge of arrangements.

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