Constance Louise (Schau) Ore, 72, Seward, died at her home near Seward, Neb. on September 16, 2010. She was Born October 11, 1937 to Hans and Agnes (Rothe) Schau in Crawford County, Iowa, and baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hanover) near Charter Oak, Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Family Life Science from Concordia University, Seward. She taught elementary school in Chicago (1959-60) and Niles, Ill. (1960-61). She served as Director of Music at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward (1979-2001) where she was organist, choir director, and junior high music teacher. She wrote lyrics for “Come to Our Reunion” (1981) and “Ring, Bells, Ring” (1983) published by Augsburg Fortress. Connie enjoyed birdlife, travel, and entertaining and was known to her friends and family as an outstanding cook. In her last years, she documented her journey through MDS/AML [leukemia] in a weekly web journal titled “My New Life”.
Survived by Charles, her husband of 50 years; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Ore and Jon Taylor, Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Janna and Todd Nugent, Lake Bluff, Ill.; son, John-Paul Ore; granddaughters, Zoie and Kira Taylore, Fiona and Ursula Nugent; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Caroline Schau, Tuscon, Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Sharon Schau, Charter Oak, Iowa; uncle, Clifford Baak, Newell, Iowa.
Celebration of life service:
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28
St. John Lutheran Church in Seward map
Pastor James Pragman officiating.
5:30 p.m., St. John Fellowship Hall to greet the family and honor “the cook.”
c/o Development – Ore Organ Scholarship
800 N. Columbia Ave
Seward, NE 68434