Josie Lussetto, 95, Bridgeport
Josie Lussetto, 95, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport with her loving family by her side. Her funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Interment will be at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation is scheduled from 2pm til 4pm on Sunday at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Memorials in Josie's honor may be made in care of the Morrill County Community Hospital Foundation. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of the Star Herald.
Josie Lussetto, the daughter of Pete and Minnie (Ricco) Amateis, was born at her parent's home in Broadwater, NE on September 26, 1917. She grew up and attended school at Kelly District #63 in Broadwater. She worked hard on the family farm alongside her brothers John, Tony, Joe, Frankie, Pete, and Albert and sisters Edith (Newkirk) and Mary (Christopher) who all preceded her in death along with her parents.
On July 21, 1942 she was married to James M. Lussetto in Gering, Nebraska. They started their new life in Nokomis, Florida where their first child Pete was born. After three years they returned to Nebraska. One year later their daughter Mimi was born. In 1948 they moved to Bridgeport to farm. Several years later their son Frank was born.
Josie was able to maintain her home in Bridgeport, living on her own with the help of her family. She had a true pioneer spirit and was never afraid to tackle adversity head on.
Known by many as Nanny, Josie will be remembered for the amazing, caring heart she had towards her family. She loved to cook and visit over a cup of coffee. Her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. When reading her journal the following quote was found, "I have quite a few footprints in my heart that mean so much to me. What so many people miss in life is so sad. I might be poor money wise but very, very rich in love."
She is survived by her children: Pete and Linda Lussetto of Bridgeport, NE; Minnie and Gaylen Miller of Longmont, CO; and Frank and Candy Lussetto of Broadwater, NE; her grandchildren: Glen and Lisa Lussetto, Greg and Kelly Lussetto, Jeff and Ann Miller, Jason Miller, Amy Lussetto, Kate & Chase L'Heureux, and Patrick Lussetto; 10 great-grandchildren: Sisters-in-law: Lucille Amateis; Lucy Amateis; Donna Amateis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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