JoAnn E. Stenberg

JoAnn E. Stenberg

April 7, 1938 – March 20, 2022

JoAnn E. Stenberg died in Omaha, Nebraska on March 20, 2022 at the age of 83 years.  She was born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 7, 1938, to Fern and Marie (Bonow) Nelson.  JoAnn graduated from Ashland High School in 1956, and married Ken Stenberg on June 20, 1959.

For over 40 years, she proudly sold Avon and was a dedicated member of the Ralston American Legion Auxiliary Post 373 for nearly 60 years.  Her interests included attending any and all events her granddaughter was involved in, watching sports – and especially cheering on the Huskers, and learning more about history.  Three words that sum up JoAnn’s life are loving, strong, and dedicated.

JoAnn is survived by daughter Kris Hess (Steve); granddaughter, Abbey; brother, Ron Nelson; sister-in-law, Roberta Nelson; brother-in-law, Dick Buckmaster; and many loving nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Wednesday, March 30th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL: Thursday, March 31st at 11:00am at Ralston United Church of Christ, 7638 Maywood Street.  Graveside Service:  Thursday, March 31st at 1:30pm, Ashland, Nebraska Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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1 Condolence

  • Karen K Dulany Posted March 28, 2022 10:35 am

    Now Joann will be with Ken. I have known the family for many years through the American Legion and other Ralston events. I will pray for comfort and peace for family members and friends, especially for Kris and her family..

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