Mabel D. Sinner, 81

Mabel D. Sinner, 81, went to be in God's care Friday November 2nd, 2012 at Heritage Estates Nursing Home in Gering, NE.

Mabel Dorothy (Pokorny) Sinner was born January 4, 1931 in Burwell, NE to Charles and Barbara (Kuklish) Pokorny. She grew up in the Burwell area during her youth before moving to Mitchell, NE. She met and later married Marvin W. Sinner of Gering, NE on August 18, 1950. From this marriage two children were born, Robin Kay and Paula Jane. Mabel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She worked at the Gering Sugar Factory during campaign in the late 60's and early 70's. Mabel loved to camp and fish. Marvin and Mabel would travel to the Black Hills and other fishing spots in South Dakota with family and friends.

Mabel had many hobbies one being making beautiful braiding rugs from clothing remnants. She spent a great deal of her time making all different kinds of quilts which she shared with family and friends. Mabel enjoyed gardening and was known for the cabbage she grew. She generously shared her garden bounty with others. Mabel will be remembered by many for her cabbage burgers, cinnamon rolls, and kolaches.

Mabel will be sadly missed by her daughters, Les and Robin (Sinner) Nepper of Milan, IL, Terry & Paula (Sinner) Schank of Scottsbluff, grandchildren Terry Nepper of Lincoln, NE, Tara & Taylor (Schank) Pope of Saronville, NE, and Reed & Crystal (Schank) Palser of Gering, NE. Mabel's great grandchildren were the joy of her life, Ashlynn, Cord, Parker, and Easton will miss there great grandmother.
Mabel was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marvin William Sinner who passed December 22, 1988, her infant son Steven and 14 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 7th at 10 a.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastor Matt Fowler of Scottsbluff United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the chapel.

Memorials can be made in Mabel's honor to Gering First United Methodist Church. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

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