Carolyn Kay (Muller) SteckelbergJune 2, 1941 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 79)
Funeral Services for Carolyn Kay (Muller) Steckelberg, age 79, of Ogallala, will be 1:00 pm., Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue, Norfolk, NE. Reverend Randy Rasmussen will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the chapel. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
The service will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals Facebook page.
She lost her battle to stay with us in this world on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the North Platte Care Center, North Platte, Nebraska.
Caroyln Kay was born June 2, 1941, on a farm near Osmond NE to Henry and Lydia (Geiger) Muller.
Carolyn attended country school near Breslau, NE and later graduated from Plainview High School in 1958. She attended Wayne State College before teaching at a country school in Antelope County. She met Homer Steckelberg at the Madison County Fair and they were married April 17, 1959. They had two children, Allan and Sheila.
Early on, the Steckelbergs moved often to facilitate Homer’s road construction job. Eventually, to allow their children to attend school consistently, they picked a home base moving to Ogallala, NE, in 1967. While Homer continued to travel often for his work, Carolyn worked for TRW/ASC in Ogallala for 37 years. Never one to sit still, after retiring from ASC she went to work for the Ogallala school lunch program for another 12 years. She was famous with family and friends for her ability to produce a feast at a moment’s notice.
Carolyn enjoyed traveling with family and visited many places including Alaska, Hawaii, France, Italy and enjoyed a special trip to meet relatives and walk the streets of her grandfather’s home town in Germany. Her favorite kind of traveling was camping with Homer at various destinations like Nashville and California; however, Lake Ogallala was their favorite spot to camp. She especially enjoyed when her grandchildren could travel with her.
Carolyn is survived by her husband Homer, son Allan (Kathy) Steckelberg of Littleton, CO, a daughter Sheila (Randy) Furley of North Platte, NE, and grandchildren Jace Furley of Fort Collins, CO and Alexa and Troy Steckelberg of Littleton, CO. She is also survived by a sister Marilyn (Dale) Steckelberg of Norfolk, NE, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharlyn (Herman) Kruse of Creighton, NE.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 312 West 3rd, Ogallala, Nebraska.