Jane M. Sunderman, 82, of Lyons NE

Jane M. Sunderman, 82 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her residence in Lyons.

Jane Margaret (Newill) Sunderman was born June 27, 1934 to Walter and Nellie (Everett) Newill in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away March 4, 2017 at her family farm, north of Lyons, Nebraska, at the age of 82 years.

Jane was a life-long resident of Lyons, graduating from Lyons High School in 1952. On April 29, 1956 Jane married Leland Sunderman at the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons. Leland and Jane had four children; Diane, Mark, Kent and Tricia. Jane took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jane worked at the bank in Lyons before joining the family farm operation fulltime. Jane was a 4-H leader for many years and served on the Burt County 4-H Council. She was a charter member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was active on the council and several committees. Jane was a high school speech and one-acts judge for 23 years. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved watching her children and grandchildren play. She was known for her baking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting skills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Nellie Newill; husband, Leland Sunderman; brother, Ron Newill.

She is survived by her four children, Diane (Terry) O’Donnell of Cozad, NE; Mark (Robin) Sunderman of Lyons; Kent (Martha) Sunderman of Penrose, CO, Tricia (Bryan) Danburg of Axtell, NE; six grandchildren, Stefanie Dudley, Hayden Sunderman, Shelby Sunderman, Jason Dolan, Tyler Danburg, Emily Danburg; four great grandchildren, Naomi Sunderman, Landon Miller, Sloane Dudley, Haylee Sunderman; sister, Nancy Fessler of Stuart, NE; many other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Tuesday March 7th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pelan Funeral Services Lyons204 Main Street
Lyons, NE 68038Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.


Wednesday March 8th
11:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church614 Main Street
PO Box 168
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

Cemetery Details


Lyons Cemetery

Lyons, NE 68038

Memorial Contribution



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