Ardyce Bohlke is being remembered as a leader who cared deeply about children and education.
Bohlke died Thursday at Mary Lanning Healthcare at age 69 after battling brain cancer.
She was a Democrat who was appointed to the Legislature in 1991 by then-Gov. Ben Nelson and was elected to the position twice before deciding not to run for re-election in 2000.
Phil Odom, who served as Hastings mayor the same years as Bohlke's tenure on the Legislature, said this morning that Bohlke meant a lot to Hastings.
"She was certainly one of the most active legislators we've had for many, many years," he said. "She worked really hard on education. I think she cared deeply about educating children and everyone in our society."
Bohlke, a former speech pathologist, served as chairwoman of the legislative Education Committee from 1994 through the end of her tenure.
The memorial service for Bohlke will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 621 N. Lincoln Ave.It was originally scheduled for Monday.