Sonja Daigger, age 83 of North Platte, passed away Friday April 6, 2018 at the Cozad Care Center.
Sonja was born May 22, 1934 in Lohnweiler, Germany to Rudolf and Anna Maria (Weber) Schneider. She married Robert Waltermire in 1960 in Heidelberg, Germany and they moved to Brady, NE in 1961. She taught Sunday School at the Brady Methodist Church for many years and belonged to the Brady Fire Ladies, the Extension Club, and the Brady Book Club. She spent time reading, bowling, working with flowers and gardening. She enjoyed visiting with people, especially those in hospitals and rest homes. Sonja married Ted Daigger on October 10, 1992, and the couple moved to North Platte.
Sonja is survived by her husband Ted of North Platte; daughter Sonja Maria (Ryan Lueck) Kottwitz of North Platte; sons Roy Paul (Connie S. Ray) Waltermire of Salem, OR and Steven (Melody) Waltermire of Wichita, KS; step children Greg (Sherry Wever) Daigger of North Platte and Nadean (Dan) Spaulding) of Roca, NE; sister Irene (Doug) Pratt of Waldmohr, Germany; brother Erich Schneider of Wolfstein, Germany; sisters-in-law Irmagard Schneider of Germany and Carol (Dale) Carlson of North Platte; grandchildren Skyler Kottwitz, Kassidy (Breadon) Brundage, Lexus and Stephanie Waltermire, and Robert Waltermire, Jennifer Cordova, Sonja Bates, Alyssabeth Keehner; step grandchildren Dillon and Dane Daigger, and Matt, Elizabeth and Emily Spaulding; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Waltermire; brothers Rudy and Karl Schneider; and grandsons Paul Joseph and Hunter Paul Joseph Waltermire.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 11, 2018 at the United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will follow at the Gothenburg Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.