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Jennetta F. Schwartzkopf

July 14, 1948 — June 2, 2023

Jennetta Schwartzkopf, 74, of Ogallala, Nebraska, passed away on June 2, 2023, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Born on July 14, 1948, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Jennetta was the daughter of Wilbert and Emma Aschenbrenner Schneider. She proudly graduated from Scottsbluff High School with the class of 1966.
In 1970, she married John Schwartzkopf, a union blessed with two children, Tania and Matt.

During her time in Scottsbluff, Jennetta wore many hats: she served as a candy striper, worked for the phone company, and contributed her skills at Lockwood Corporation prior to working at the Scottsbluff Inn. She also spent time with KNEB radio in sales. After her marriage ended, she moved to Ogallala with her children in 1987. There, she held positions at the Stage Coach Inn as Assistant Manager and Catering Manager before finding her niche in sales at Nebraska Cellular. She truly enjoyed her work and was passionate about her career.

Jennetta will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. Always ready with a joke, her sarcastic wit could spark laughter and lightness in any gathering. She enjoyed indulging her sweet tooth with desserts and held a special place in her heart for Bucerias, Mexico, a place she loved to visit whenever the opportunity arose.

A classy lady through and through, Jennetta took great pleasure in gardening and tending to her flowerbeds. Her talent extended into the kitchen, where she showcased her love for good food, especially German cuisine. Her signature dishes – Texas sheet cake, blackberry cobbler, dumplings, cabbage burgers, and more – were especially loved and savored by her family.

Jennetta was preceded in death by her parents, her life companion Bill Hines, and the father of her children, John Schwartzkopf.

Survivors include her children, Tania (Chad) Perlinger, Matt (Melissa) Schwartzkopf, all of Ogallala; her cherished grandchildren, Dakota (Reese) West, Austin Clough, Sadie (Wendell) Stephens, Samantha Schwartzkopf, John Schwartzkopf, and Ethan Skalsky; great-grandchildren, Stetson and Tilden Stephens, and Bailey West. She is also survived by her brothers, Stan Schneider (Jo) of Buffalo, WY, and David Schneider of Phoenix, AZ, along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at, where the services will be streamed live.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 10 AM at Prairie Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Ogallala, with Pastor Jon Dickmander officiating. No inurnment is planned at this time.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

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Memorial for Jennetta F. Schwartzkopf

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153


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