Edward Peter Stevens, 91, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 21st, 2012, at his home north of Gothenburg, Nebraska, surrounded by his family.
Edward Stevens was born December 19th, 1920, to Peter E. and Mary A. Fickenscher Stevens at Gothenburg. He attended schools in Gothenburg, served his country in World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a member of the 810th military police company in Hawaii for three years. Following his discharge from the army, he became a farmer-rancher in the Gothenburg area.
On May 26th, 1946, he married Luella E. Teel of Farnam where they made their home northeast of Gothenburg. Edward was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church and American Lutheran Church, serving on church council and the building committee when the churches merged. He was also a school board member when District 100-R was formed.
Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his two sons, Kenneth (Barbara) of Brady, Ronald (Connie Jo) of Gothenburg and two daughters, Kathleen (Terry) Williams of McCook, Nebraska and Jacqueline Tomrdle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a brother, Orvin (Shirley) Stevens and brother-in-law Paul Johnson, all of Gothenburg. He is also survived by four grandsons, six granddaughters, 13 great-grandsons, 10 great-granddaughters and many beloved nephews and nieces.
He is preceded by his parents, brothers Albert and Richard Stevens, sisters Rosina Franzen, Marie Elliston, Tillie Johnson and Katherine Vieselmeyer, a son-in-law Bruce Tomrdle and a great-grandson Mickale Rosner.
Services were held at American Lutheran Church, August 25th, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Wilson and Lonna Grabenstein PMA, officiating.
Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Central Plains Hospice, PO Box 108, Cozad, NE.