Ellen “Ellie” June Fochtman, age 67, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 in Lincoln, NE.
Ellie was born in Sacramento, CA on June 6, 1955. Ellie grew up in Martell, NE with her parents Joan (Hunt) and Clark Moore. Ellie graduated from Crete High School in 1973.
Ellie married Jim Fochtman on Jan. 10, 1974 in Martell, NE. They lived in Crete, NE with their four children. At the age of 50 yrs, Ellie was united with her father, Dale Kermmoade and his wife, Elsie.
Ellie devoted many years to working in the human services field, including Region V Services in Crete, NE, BSDC in Beatrice, NE and Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services. Ellie retired from Crete Public School as a para-educator in the special education dept. in 2021.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Fochtman of Crete, NE; Children: Cory (Jessica) Fochtman of Papillion, NE, Jayme (Russ) Cowan, Betsy Fochtman, Shawna Fochtman, all of Crete, NE; Grandchildren Brock, Ava, Mackenzie, Alissa, Ian, Karson, Kingsley, Olivia, Zoe, Logan and Kady Jo; Step-Mother: Elsie Kermmoade of Bloomington, IN; Siblings: Larry (Mary) Moore of Omaha, NE, George Moore of Crete, NE, John Rotschafer of El Paso, TX, Lavonne (Jim) Brainerd of Las Vegas, NV, Rick (Char) Kermmoade of Bloomington, IN. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Many special friends.
Preceded in death by her mother Joan Ens, her dad Clark Moore, her father Dale Kermmoade, father-in-law Vance Fochtman, mother-in-law Bessie Fochtman and brother Dale Rotschafer.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Radiant Springs Church, 1910 West 12th Street, Crete, NE with luncheon immediately following. Inurnment will be held at Bennet Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Family requests casual dress.
Any Flowers, cards can be sent to Jayme’s home or the Church at the time of service. Memorials can be made City Bank and Trust in Crete, NE in care of “Ellen Fochtman Benefit” account for medical and other expenses.
Ms. Ellie touched many hearts during her lifetime and she will be missed. She is now with those who have gone before her & it will be a beautiful reunion of sprits. We love you all & are sending strength, love & light .
Ellen was a very wise woman. She once gave me a piece of advice that I followed and will never forget. Love and hugs to the family. God be with you all.
I’ll miss Aunt Ellie’s hugs. They were some of the best and warmest hugs in the world. The kind you can feel a week later and a few states away. I was so very lucky to know and love her. My heart is with you, family. Love you all.