Austra Rasma (Rekte) Ziemelis

October 15, 1927 - September 23, 2022

Austra Rasma (Rekte) Ziemelis of Lincoln, NE passed peacefully away in her sleep on September 23, 2022, she was 94 years old. Austra was born in Riga, Latvia to Alma and Viktors Rekte on October 15, 1927.

Austra is the oldest daughter of 9 children. In England she met and became acquainted with Valdemars Ziemelis and a year later, November 12,1949, she was united in marriage to him in Rochdale, England. In 1952 the family immigrated to Canada and settled to live in Toronto. After that in 1960 the family moved to Lincoln Nebraska to join Austra’s parents.

Austra was predeceased in death by her husband Valdemars, brother Adolf Rekte, sisters Dzidra Gabers and Vija Wilhelm, grandsons Brandon and Justin Ziemelis, brother-in-law JD Davis.

She is survived by 4 siblings, two children Ingrid Davis of Chesterfield, Michigan, Ilmars (Donna) Ziemelis of Lincoln, two grandchildren, Jennifer Henson and Sylvia Holloway of Lincoln, two step grandchildren Sheena Roschewski and Sabrina Miller of Lincoln, seven great grandchildren Tyler Scott, Kyle Henson, Mackenna Henson, Joel Henson, Josiah II, Ricky III, and Billy, Samara and Persephone Ziemelis, three step-great-grandchildren Savannah Miller, Cylus Miller, Dayton Roschewski, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 O St on October 4, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

A service will be held for Austra on October 5, 2022, at Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3302 C St
Memorials to Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church.





Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

Memorial Service


Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church

3302 C St

Share a Memory or Condolence

October 3, 2022

My sister Rasma, the first-born in the Rekte family has left her brood, I feel sorry, but I also feel very fortunate to have had her as my sister for my entire life. Will miss our friendly Latvian spoken chats. She was soft spoken, good-natured big sister to me. Will keep those chats all memories of my big sister in my heart until we meet again. Please God, bless Rasma’s entire family Gunars and Solveiga in Alameda, Ca.

– gunars rekte

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