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Maria A. Vater

Maria A. Vater

Maria A. Vater, age 84, of Wymore passed away at her home on Feb. 3, 2018. She was born on Oct. 1, 1933 in Agat, Guam to Vincente and Conception (Carbullido) Acfalle. She married Larry Vater on May 28, 1960 in Agana, Guam. She enjoyed needlepoint and embroidery, quilting, cooking, playing cards, making Christmas trees from wire hangers, collecting porcelain dolls and watching western movies. She especially loved her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Benny Acfalle of Omaha, Linda Schultze and husband, Dan, of Wymore, Sally Buesing and husband, Todd, of Fremont, Rose Stephens and fiance, Kevin Moore, of Fremont and Tim Vater and wife, Nicole, of Odell; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ling, Julia and Rosa; her brother, Joe; her sister-in-law, Hazel Jansen; and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry Vater; one brother; and two sisters.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wymore, with Father Ferdinand Boehme officiating. A family prayer service will begin at 1:45 p.m. Burial will be at the Blue Springs Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the church for one hour prior to the service. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and a rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. A memorial has been established to the family's choice, with the funeral home in charge. Sign Maria's online register book and view her video tribute at

These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.

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