Geneva Stettner

October 29, 2013

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Updated: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:50:47 CST

Geneva M. (Peterson) Stettner, of Central City, NE, passed away at the blessed age of 100 years on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island, NE. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 2 at 1:30 P.M. at the chapel of Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with the Reverend Jim Parker officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 1, from 4 to 7 P.M. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lindale Cemetery near Hordville. 

Geneva was born on August 22, 1913 in Hordville, NE, to Alfred and Ella (Benson) Peterson. She was raised in the Hordville area and graduated from Hordville High School in 1931. 

She was united in marriage to Franklin Stettner on March 17, 1934 in Hordville where they farmed the Peterson farm for several years. They moved to Central City in 1942 and Geneva worked at Randy’s Steaks and then was a cook at Lake Mary (Timberlake) Camp and the Central City Care Center. 

Geneva was a wonderful cook and her family always looked forward to her meals, especially her pecan, rhubarb, and eggnog pies and Christmas cookies. She enjoyed her family and crocheted afghans for her children and grandchildren. 

Survivors include two daughters, Carole Hongsermeier of Grand Island, NE; and LuEtta Johnston of Plainview, NE, one son and daughter-in-law, William and Georgia Stettner of Grand Island, NE, six grandchildren, Dixie Johnston of Plainview, NE; Tim Johnston of Osmond, NE; Troy and Shelly Johnston of Plainview, NE; Sheri Thielbar of Roselle, IL; Steven and Heather Stettner of Palmer, NE; and Tina and Randy Kolman of Lincoln, NE, eight great-grandchildren, Wade Friedrich, Ashlee and Zach Masat, Kaytlyn Johnston, Morgan Johnston, Zachary Thielbar, Joshua Thielbar, and Alexander and Ayden Kolman. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant granddaughter, her husband Franklin Stettner on August 9, 2002, her sister, Violet Shields, and son-in-law, Earle Hongsermeier.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Hordville where she was a lifetime member. Condolences may be sent to the family at