Betty L. Steinhauer Nov. 8, 1931 - Aug. 29, 2017

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Sutton resident, Betty L. (Nowka) Steinhauer, 85, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Betty’s wishes were to be cremated. A private family graveside service will be at the Sutton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family at 2360 Road 321, Sutton, NE 68979, to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com. Betty was born on Nov. 8, 1931, to Frank Alvin Nowka and Ida Marie (Hinesh) Nowka in Grand Island. Betty graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings in 1949. She then attended Lincoln General School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in September 1952. Betty was united in marriage to Stanley P. Steinhauer at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, in Lincoln on March 4, 1954. To this union, three sons were born. Betty worked for several doctors in the Sutton area, before becoming the Director of Nursing at the Sutton Community Home. After retiring from the Sutton Community Home, Betty spent her time sewing baby blankets, hooded bath towels, bibs and sweatshirts. She enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren and loved it when her great-grandchildren stopped to visit. Betty is survived by her three sons, Craig Steinhauer and wife, Tammie; KentSteinhauer and wife, Felicia; Brian Steinhauer and wife, Carey, all of Sutton. Eight grandchildren, Brooke Waddell (Jess); Lane Steinhauer (Kristin); Kody Steinhauer (Julie);Macy Burback (Steven); Drew Steinhauer; Tymerie Steinhauer; Shane Steinhauer and Adrien Follum. Five great-grandchildren,Hensley Steinhauer; Kamryn, Kooper and Jensyn Steinhauer; and Elly Burback; sister, JoAnn Gable; sister-in-law, Ruth Steinhauer; nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Steinhauer; parents, Frank and Ida Nowka; her in-law’s, Phillip and Marie Steinhauer; brother- in- law’s, Roger Steinhauer and Don Gable.

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