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LaRene A. (Stone) Konopasek

January 12, 1929 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 92)


Memorial Services for LaRene A. Konopasek, age 92, of Norfolk, will take place this spring at the Looking Glass United Methodist Church in Newman Grove with burial in the church cemetery.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

She passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

LaRene was born January 12, 1929 in Newman Grove, Nebraska to Fred and Caroline (Nordgren) Stone.  In 1946, she graduated from Newman Grove High School. LaRene earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Wayne State College in 1969 and finally in 1978 she received an endorsement in Learning Disabilities.  After 34 years, LaRene retired from teaching elementary school in 1990.

She has been a devoted member of the United Methodist Church since her confirmation in 1942.  LaRene was deeply involved in the education and ministry of her church.  Over the years, she held many leadership roles at the church.  Since retiring, LaRene has been a member of the Nebraska Association of Retired Teachers.    

She belonged to a book review club and enjoyed reading such subjects as the Native Americans, Biblical fiction, historical fiction and biographies.  She enjoyed bird watching, cooking and collecting recipes.  LaRene appreciated all types of music and the skill levels of musicians and singers.  Most of all, she loved spending time with family. 

LaRene is survived by her son Kent (Jessie) Ditter of Torrington, WY, step son Dallas (Kathy) Ditter of Ellis, KS, four grandchildren Josh, Hollie, Aaron, and Wade, eight great grandchildren, brother Merle (Ruth) Stone, sisters Betty Sharp and Jan Grousd, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded by her parents, brother Leil Stone and sister Joyce Anderson.

Memorials suggested to Looking Glass United Methodist Church.

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