Shirley Stohler, 84, of Concord, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
Services will be held Friday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Rev. Jaime Farias will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church with family present.
Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery in Concord.
Memorials may be made to the Laurel United Methodist Church, Concord/Dixon Senior Center or Dixon County Historical Society.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Laurel.
Shirley Marie Stohler was born July 3, 1932 in Scribner to Robert and Grace (Foster) Middleswart. She grew up in Lincoln. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she received her teaching certificate. She also attended Wayne State College. Shirley married Roy Stohler on Aug. 19, 1951 at Trinity Methodist Church in Lincoln and the couple was happily married for 65 years. They lived in Lincoln, York, Lawton, Okla., Central City, Battle Creek and Concord. She worked as a substitute teacher in Battle Creek Grade School from 1967-1970 and was a sales clerk and department manager at Pamida from 1971 until retiring in 1988. Shirley was a member of the Laurel United Methodist Church where she was organist, sang in the adult choir, and belonged to United Methodist Women and participated in Volunteer Mission projects. She was a charter member of the Logan Valley Sam’s Camping Club and member of Concord/Dixon Senior Center and the Dixon County Historical Society. She was involved in the “Good News Puppets”. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, reading, traveling and playing the piano and organ.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; four daughters, Susan Kubik (Ron Siebrandt) of Greeley Colo., Nancy (Dale) Lambert of Seward, Kathi (Marshall) Frasier of Fort Collins, Colo., and Julie (Lee) Baumgart of Columbus; sister, Emily Grace Schmidt of Papillion; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Rod Schmidt.
Pallbearers will be Shirley and Roy’s grandsons — Roger Kubik, Mike Kubik, Justin Lambert, Ryan Lambert, Kevin Frasier and Kyle Baumgart.