Betty R. Strand, 89, of Uehling NE

Betty R. Strand, age 89, of Uehling, Nebraska passed away Saturday June 4, 2016, at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Pastor Larry Jirsak will officiate. Burial will follow in the Swaburg Baptist Cemetery south of Uehling. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Uehling Community Support Fund, Uehling Park and the Swaburg Baptist Cemetery.  Online guestbook can be accessed at  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born the oldest of six on June 28, 1926 in Waterbury, Nebraska to Willis and Ruth ‘Stewart’ Wheatley.  The family lived in several different communities during the depression, eventually settling in Uehling.  Betty graduated from Uehling High School in 1945.  She was married to Gerald Strand in September 1945 and they farmed in the Uehling area.  Betty was a farm wife helping out on the farm until they sold their equipment in 1971.  She then went to work at Logan View High School as a cook while still living in the Uehling area.  After retirement they moved into Uehling.  Gerald died in June of 1990.  Betty continued to live in Uehling until she became a resident of the Hooper Care Center.

Betty had been a member of the Ladies Aide of the Congregational Church in Uehling, Congregational Church Choir and taught Sunday School and Confirmation there as well. She also was a member of Wo-He-Low, American Legion Auxiliary and was a Girl Scout Leader.

Daughter – Bonita (Dennis) Krohn of Hooper
Sons – Jerry Strand of Rural Hooper
Jon Strand of Uehling

Grandson – James M. Case II
Granddaughter – Juliane M. (Chad) Case Rinas

Great grandchildren: Christopher M. Rinas, Tyler D. Rinas and Dylan P. Rinas

Brothers: Willis C. (Jean) Wheatley of Apache Junction, AZ.
Joe (Debbie) Wheatley of Allyn, WA.

Sisters: Mona (Lyle) Thielfoldt of Brownsville, TX.
Janice (Hershel) Nuzum of Hooper

Sister-in-law – Muriel Rabe of Oakland

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, brother Leo and granddaughter Janel Case.

Betty Strand

Betty Strand


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