December 27, 2015

Ethelynn R. “Tootsie” Schlegel

SchlegelEthelynn “Tootsie” Schlegel, age 77 of Lincoln, passed away December 23, 2015.  She was born July 29, 1938 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Carl A. and Esther M. (Pfenning) Roemmich.  Tootsie was a graduate of the Lincoln School of Commerce and was a 43 year employee of the Department of Labor.  She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Shari Schlegel and her partner Scott Richards.  Stepson, Alan Ramsier, stepdaughter and spouse, Brenda and Adolph Dinges.  Sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Patrick Healey.  Special friends and neighbors, Arlyn and Cindy Olson all of Lincoln.  Preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Schlegel, her parents and two sisters, Eileen Smith and Kathleen Litt.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 31st from 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Memorials to The Monarch or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

The family wants to thank the staff at the Monarch for the care of Tootsie in her last days.


  1. My condolences to the Schlegel family sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God’s promises of soon a world without tears and pain.
    Revelation 21:4

  2. My condolences to the Schlegel family sorry for your loss.May you draw ever closer to God during your time of sorrow as he will draw close to you.

  3. Our sympathy on the loss of Tootsie – LeRoy was my first cousin and we enjoyed visiting with her at family events. She passed away the same day as my father who we lost in 2013. May your memories comfort you.

  4. My dear Shari & family, I’m SO sorry honey!! There are no words I can say to make it all better – if there were, I’d say them all to you.

    I can tell you this; from what I’ve seen, you’re the most awesome daughter ever – and I know your mom appreciated it more than you will probably ever realize. There’s no denying that bond & love you two shared. No one can replace your mom – ever; but we’re here for you. Just think – now, you have one more angel to watch over you although I know it’s just not the same, there’s no doubt in my mind that she’s going to keep an eye on you from heaven.

    We love you. We are here for you. You know you’re a part of our family and can call on us whenever you need.

  5. Shari and family: Sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. You may remember me as Fluffy’s mom. Your mom and I worked together at Labor until I left in 1985. You were so wanted and loved by your mom and dad. I will say a prayer for you.


  6. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Schlegel family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Ethelynn be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29. Again, my sincere condolences. For more encouragement please visit the website JW.ORG.

  7. Shari and Family: I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady for the amount of time I knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember we are all here for you. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way. Take care. Melissa, Carson, and Gavin Ramsier

  8. Shari, you have my deepest sympathy. I remember your Mom coming by the office to pick you up for “Pie Wednesday” at Village Inn! She was a sweet lady and I know she will be greatly missed. Hold tight to the good memories of the loving Mother you had. Let me know if you need anything – I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Shari and family,
    I worked with Ethel for several years until her retirement last year. She was a great friend and coworker. God bless her and you at this difficult time. May your memories comfort you. With sympathy, Jeri


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