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Patricia Stewart, Age 87

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Patricia Hull (Hanson) Stewart was born in Wahoo, NE on September 18, 1930 to Albin and Hilda Hanson. Pat was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Wahoo. She finished her primary and secondary education when she graduated from Wahoo High School in May of 1948. Pat graduated from Luther College in May of 1950 with an Associate in Arts Degree. To further her dream of becoming a music teacher, she attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. She taught school in Lincoln, Wahoo and Belvidere. On August 2, 1952, Pat married the love of her life, Jack Roderick Stewart. They met in the 6th grade, but were not allowed to date until they were in 9th grade. Although, she did admit to sneaking a few dates by meeting at the local movie theater. Their courtship lasted 11 years before Jack proposed on Valentine's Day. They had a 49-year committed, loving, relationship. Their marriage was an inspiration to all who witnessed it. Golf, travel, and antique hunting were some of the things they enjoyed together. After Jack graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Pharmacy, they moved to Hebron. In 1958 they purchased Holiday Drug, which they operated as Stewart's Pharmacy for the next 36 years. Pat was a woman of many talents. Along with helping Jack manage the pharmacy, she taught piano lessons, was a Cub Scout leader, and served on the school board. Pat was a longtime member of the Grace Lutheran Church and led the choir for 30 years. She also played the piano for many of the musicals presented by the Thayer County Community Theater. Pat was an avid supporter of her grandchildren and enjoyed attending many of their activities. Her hobby was collecting vintage sheet music. She was a member of Eastern Star, P.E.O. and DW Club. Winning a car on the Price Is Right was one of the highlights of her life.

Pat departed this world surrounded by her family on March 31, 2018 at Bryan East Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters; Rachel Sutton and Mary Nell Morris.

Pat is survived by a daughter, Lynne and husband Randy Mesloh of Hebron; son, Mike Stewart and wife Mary of Irvine, California; and daughter, Julie and husband Travis Deepe of Hebron. One sister, Joan Peterson of Champaign-Urbana, IL. Seven grandchildren: Jen and husband Brandon Priefert, Miranda Mesloh and fiancée Lisa Woods, Gabrielle Stewart, Emily and husband Doug Schmitz, Natalie and husband Rob Marsh, Andy and wife Kenda Else, and Olivia Deepe. Twelve great-grandchildren: Grayson, Rylan & Hayden Priefert; Keaton & Crew Schmitz; Addison, Leah, Brynn, & Kora Marsh; Raegan, Taylor, & Drew Else.

Although she will miss her family and friends, Pat was ready to leave this world and be reunited in Heaven with her loving husband, Jack.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron, NE at 2 PM. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Kroll Funeral Home in Hebron, NE 1-7PM. Officiant will be Pastor Keith Brozek, organist Brenda Striggow, soloist Jamie Luttrell singing "Amazing Grace", congregational hymns "Here I Am Lord" and "\Just A Closer Walk With Thee", casket bearers; Andy Else, Doug Schmitz, Brandon Priefert, Rob Marsh, Pat Kenner, Jack Priefert, Pat Lubash, honorary casket bearers; Jim Kenner, John Levendofsky, Don Crowder, John Kripal, Jim Fangmeier, Al Wilshusen. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Service
Thursday, April 05, 2018
2:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
224 North 4th St
Hebron, NE 68370

 

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