The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published June 23, 2016

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Phyllis Offner, Susan Ann Stenson, Edwin Schultz, Elsie Buster, Dloyd Strnad


Phyllis Offner
Phyllis J. Offner, 87, the daughter of Ethel M. (Wilson) and Fay F. Palmer, was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Webster County, Neb. She died Sunday at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud.
Phyllis attended the Red Cloud schools and graduated with the class of 1945 and attended Hastings College. She was united in marriage with Stanley R. Offner on Jan. 25, 1948, at Red Cloud. This union was blessed with three children, Steven, Michael and Shelley.  Phyllis was employed as the secretary with the Webster County Community Hospital for 25 years and also worked for the Red Cloud Chief newspaper.
She was active in numerous community organizations and activities. Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Red Cloud Women's Chamber, the Order of Eastern Star Acacia Chapter in Hastings, the American Legion Auxiliary in Red Cloud for 65 years and the Tehama Shrine Auxiliary. Additionally, she volunteered many years with the hospital's Pink Ladies' Auxiliary.
In her leisure time she liked going to sales and collecting many things. Phyllis enjoyed reading, decorating her home, watching movies, being with close friends, working in the yard and cross stitching.  She was an avid sports fan and closely followed Husker football and the Lakers basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mike; a sister, Darlene Palmer Reiher; and a brother, Kenneth Palmer.
Survivors include her husband, Stan, of Red Cloud; a son, Steve, of Omaha; daughter, Mrs. Neal Clayburn (Shelley) of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Jan Offner of Red Cloud; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment will be in the Red Cloud Cemetery.

Susan Ann Stenson
Susan Ann Stenson, the daughter of Louis and Elsie (Dobelstein) Matz, was born on Sept. 15, 1949, in Paterson, N.J. She died at her home near Hardy, Neb., on June 15, 2016, at the age of 66 years.
Sue was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hardy, Neb. She was baptized on Oct. 28, 1949, at Ridgewood, N.J., by Pastor F. A. Ottmann, and was confirmed on June 6, 1962, also in Ridgewood. She attended Concordia College at Seward, Neb., and earned a bachelor's degree.
Susan was a loving and caring person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Elsie.
She is survived by her husband, Norman, of rural Hardy, Neb., daughters, Stephanie Olson and husband, Mark, of Lawrence, Kan., Rachel Maxwell and husband, Matt, of Imperial, Neb., and Linsay VanMeter and husband, Wade, of Concordia, Kan., and one son, Samuel Meyers and wife, Carie, of Mankato, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Elsie Eisold, of Palatine, Ill.
Memorial services were held on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. from the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hardy, Neb., with Pastor Matt Maxwell officiating.
Music was congregational hymns, "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Softly and Tenderly," with Ernestine Hoyer as organist.
Memorials are suggested to go in care of the family
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Neb., 68978, Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Neb., was in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Schultz
Ed was one of seven children born to Ova and Martha (Rasmussen) Schultz. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, on the farm near Ruskin, Neb. He died June 16, 2016, at Brod-stone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Neb., at the age of 93 years, nine months and 25 days.
Ed graduated from Ruskin High School in 1939. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Ruskin, Neb. He was inducted into the United States Marines in 1942, where he was an acting drill instructor and a member of their baseball team. On Jan. 8, 1950, he was confirmed at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Immanuel Petersen.
He was united in marriage to Bertha Mae Shaw on Sept. 11, 1949, at Nelson, Neb., and to this union three children were born: Teresa, Larry and Pam. They enjoyed traveling and camping.
Ed lived in the communities of Ruskin, Neb., Formoso, Kan., and Superior, Neb. He was on the Ruskin Village Board for many years, street commissioner, farmed in Formoso, Kan., and was president of Bethany Lutheran Church, played semi-professional baseball in Nelson, Superior, Belleville and Marysville. He coached Little League baseball. He was also a member of the Ruskin Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion in Ruskin, Post No. 0242, which he was very proud to carry the flag on Memorial Day for many years. He ran the service stations in Ruskin and Davenport; and later B&S Tire Market in Superior. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very important to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ova and Martha Schultz; his wife, Bert, on Dec. 18, 2011; grandson, Johnathon Gerberding; son-in-law, Ken Gerberding; brothers, Eugene "Bud" Schultz, Raymond Schultz, Wayne Schultz; and his sister, Madeline Schultz.
Survivors include daughter, Teresa Christensen, and husband, Doyle, of Superior, Neb.; son, Larry Schultz and wife, Jodie, of Superior, Neb.; and daughter, Pam Tyma and husband, Tim, of Aurora, Neb.; seven grandchildren: Matt Schultz and wife, Missy, Marc Schultz and wife, Robbyn, Darcie Christensen, Marti Blecha and husband, Bryce, Brett Christensen, Brock Christensen, and Sharisa Tyma; eight great-grandchildren: Bladen Blecha, Garrett Schultz, Tripp Schultz, Brinleigh Blecha, Bishop Blecha, Morgan Schultz, Chase Schultz and Natalie Schultz; brother, Keith and wife, Heral Jean, of Superior; sister, JoAnn, and husband, Cork, of Deshler, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Muriel Shaw of Elkhorn, Wis.; and Geraldine Witt of Lincoln, Neb.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday June 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. from the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ruskin, Neb., with Pastor Christine Hjelmstad officiating.
Music was congregational hymns, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "He Leadeth Me," with a solo of "The Lord's Prayer" with Brad Schultz as the soloist and Dorcas Judy as the organist. Visitation was held on Monday, June 20, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Megrue-Price Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Matt Schultz, Marc Schultz, Darcie Christensen, Brett Christensen, Johnathon Gerberding, Brock Christensen, Marti and Bryce Blecha and Sharisa Tyma.
Interment with military rites was in Spring Creek Cemetery at Ruskin, Neb.
A memorial has been established and is suggested to go to the family.
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Neb., 68978 or
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Neb., was in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Buster
Elsie Lorena Buster, 98, formerly of Larned, Kan., died peacefully June 10 in Olathe, Kan., at the Good Samaritan Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Wray, Colo., the seventh child of Arthur and Mary (Foster) Parsons. She married Clayton Buster in 1938 and moved to a farm near Larned. Clayton, her parents and her siblings have preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children Kent (Gitta), David (Carol), Janis (Roger Lindberg), Alan (Pam) and Bryce (Jan), 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held July 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hope Alive Church, 9675 West 159th street, Overland Park, Kan., 66221, with a luncheon reception to follow. The church can also be reached online at or 913-897-5224. Memorials may be made in Elsie's name to the Good Samaritan Society, 20705 West 151st Street, Olathe, Kan., 66061 or left at the church. Flowers may be delivered to the church. A full obituary is available at
A graveside service will be held at the Larned, Kan., cemetery at a later date.

Dloyd Strnad
Dloyd J. Strnad, 75, Formoso, died last Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

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