Ena D. Maxine Schrotberger
Ena D. Maxine Schrotberger passed away Dec. 30, 2006, in Greeley.She was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Haigler, Neb., to Hubert and Laura (Miller) Junker, one of eight children. Her early life was spent in Eckley, and she later moved to Indianola, Neb., and graduated from Indianola High School in 1935. Ena attended Kearney State Teachers College, and taught in a one-room school in rural Nebraska for five years.She met and married Woodrow “Woody” Schrotberger Aug. 7, 1940, in Alma, Neb., and made their home in several Nebraska towns. They moved to Colorado, settling in Sterling before moving to Rifle in 1958. When her health began to fail, she moved to Greeley and lived with her daughter.Ena worked in the grocery industry for 35 years, first at Safeway for 12 years, and then at the Rifle Food Market. She was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially the Rockies, Avalanche, Broncos and Nuggets. She was a member of the Rifle Elkettes for many years, and was honored with “Elkette of the Year.” Ena was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle.She traveled extensively in the United States and overseas, including numerous cruises. Her hobbies including playing cards and bingo at the Rifle Senior Center, crocheting, quilting, reading, gambling, and collecting hummingbird figurines, and she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She is survived by sister Betty Hussey of North Hollywood, Calif.; daughters Dorothy Belinger of Greeley, Kathleen (Leroy) Miller of Grand Junction, and Mary (Dave) Rice of Julesburg; sons Skip (Toni) Schrotberger of Anaheim, Calif., and Don (Sue) Schrotberger of Ripley, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Theresa Schrotberger of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband; son Buck Schrotberger; son-in-law Bob Bolinger; five sisters; and one brother.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Rifle Funeral Home. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rifle Senior Center Meal Program, United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, or the Rifle Elkettes.Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle.
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