Lieselotte Dewald

Lieselotte Dewald, died Friday, July 22, 2022, two days after celebrating her 92nd birthday with soft serve ice cream and a final visit from family.

Born Lieselotte Bender on July 20, 1930, she grew up the eldest daughter of eight children in a little town outside of Heidelberg, Germany. During WWII, she met a handsome American soldier, Ralph Dewald, while tending potato plants in the garden, and the two fell in love. Ralph was smitten and affectionately gave her the nickname, Jean.

In April of 1946 they were married, and shortly after, celebrated their first daughter before moving to America in 1947. The family settled in rural Nebras...


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