Nellie Bretz

Tonganoxie – Funeral services for Nellie Bretz, 88, Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mrs. Bretz died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at her home.She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Ackerland, the daughter of James and Bessie Hanley Lee.Mrs. Bretz worked at Fort Leavenworth and was a telephone operator in Tonganoxie. She was a member of the Boling Canning Club.She married Otto Bretz on June 5, 1943, in Leavenworth. He died March 26, 2001.Survivors include four nephews; a niece; five great-nephews, four great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces.The family suggests memorials to the Leavenworth County Special Olympics or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.Online condolences may be sent at