LAKIN - Ethel Lois Simshauser, age 92, died on January 27, 2020 at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. She was born on July 30, 1927 to Fred and Mary Bohl Kleeman in Lakin Township, Kearny County near the city of Lakin. She married Norman F. Simshauser on November 25, 1946 in Lakin.

After graduating from Lakin High School she worked in Dr. Sabo’s office as the receptionist/ office nurse. After her marriage, she and Norman managed the appliance store in Deerfield. She worked in Ted Morgan’s office after they moved back to Lakin. She was judge pro-tem for several years. Ethel was a devoted farm wife and mother of four children.

She is survived by three daughters- Carol A. Rice and husband J.D., Evelyn K. Gestenslager and husband Steve, Noretta F. Hesslink and husband Ted, Son- William A. Simshauser and wife Diane, brother- Leonard Kleeman, six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister- Edith Kelly, and brother- Earl Kleeman, 5 grandchildren- Jason and Andria Rice, Jacob and Garrett Simshauser and Scotty Chaloupek.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakin. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Condolences may be posted at