Marianne Joyce Wait

March 30, 1937October 9, 2020

Age 83. Marianne passed away peacefully in Papillion with many of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at her bedside. She was naturally inquisistive and loved to learn new skills from farming, cooking, sewing, and teaching. She raised a wonderful blended family with 9 children and the words “step” or “adopted” wer not in her vocabulary! She loved helping her family through the tribulations of life and seeing them become successful. Marianne is preceded in death by her parents, Walter L. Scovil and Francis Vorce; sisters Betty Schultz and Kathy Portanova; brothers Emmet and Walter Jr.; husbands Lyle L. Loftis and Dean Goedeker. Survived by husband of 48 years Vernie Wait; children Michael K (Diane) Loftis, Joan (Dave) Havekost, Steve (Connie) Loftis, Teresa Voss, Dale (Sue) Goedeker, Lori L. (Jack) Beach, David S. (Shari) Loftis, Jerry (Donna) Goedeker, and James (Carol) Wait; 35 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be Mon, Oct 12, at 11:30am at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.


  • Michael Loftis, Pallbearer
  • Davis Loftis, Pallbearer
  • Steve Loftis, Pallbearer
  • Dale Goedeker, Pallbearer
  • Jerry Goedeker, Pallbearer
  • James Wait, Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020

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