Marie L. Stewart
Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend, with Rev. Tim Shrunk officiating. Interment will be in Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 1-8pm, Thursday 9am until service time at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. The family will greet relatives and friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established to the Friend Rescue Squad.
Marie L. Stewart was born on July 11, 1920, on a farm west of Milligan, Nebraska to Joseph and Rose (Vejraska) Sadlo the 4th of five children and passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at her home near Friend, Nebraska at the age of 92 years 4 months and 21 days. As a young girl she attended country school district #44 near Milligan and graduated with the class of 1937 from Milligan High School. During her high school years, she participated with her family in many Czech plays around the area, directed by her father. After graduating high school she received her teaching certificate and taught at country school district #67 near Milligan for a few years. Marie met John H. Stewart when he returned from serving in the US Army and they were united in marriage on September 12, 1944 in Wilber and to this union two children, Rose Marie and John L. were born.
Together they made their home on John's grandfather’s farm where they lived their entire life. Marie was a busy mother and farm wife, helping John with the farming and especially enjoyed driving the tractor. She raised chickens, baby calves, and taking care of the cattle. Marie was never without her seed corn cap and work gloves. She was a very strong willed woman, a hard worker, a good cook and enjoyed providing for her family. In her later years, she loved her cats.
Marie and John enjoyed going to dances which created many memories for Marie and her family. Many hours were spent at family gatherings. She loved pitch and playing cards with her family and friends.
Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Dennis Melby, Fairmont, son and daughter-in-law, John and JoAnn Stewart, Friend, granddaughter and spouse, Rondalin and Brett Wells, Beatrice, five great-grandchildren, twins, Calvin and Camille and Reese, Triston and Madelynn, all of Beatrice, sister, Rose Marie Cecrle, Daykin, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 2011, two grandsons, Mark and Roger Combs, three brothers, Rudy, Jerry and Joe Sadlo, two brothers-in-law, Robert and Walter Stewart, two sisters-in-law, Katherine and Margaret.