Wilma Petsch

Wilma Bell (Barnhart) Petsch, and her twin sister, Willa Dell (Barnhart) Scott, were born to Harvey Barnhart and Irene Evelyn (Moore) Barnhart on Sept. 6, 1932, in St. Francis, Kan.

She grew up on the family farm. Wilma graduated from St. Francis Public Schools in 1950. In 1952, she married Jess (Pete) Petsch and the newlyweds moved to Pennsylvania where Pete was stationed in the Navy. After he was honorably discharged, they returned to Nebraska, farming near Stratton until moving to Lincoln in 1956. After a brief move to Superior, in 1963, Pete and Wilma settled into what would become their l...


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