Beverly J. Knoell
August 11, 1929 - May 13, 2022

Beverly J. Knoell

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Beverly Jean (Soderling) Knoell passed away at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln May 13, 2022.

Bev was born August 11, 1929 in Oakland NE to Howard and Gertrude Soderling of Lyons NE. On May 29, 1947 she married Robert Knoell at Marysville KS. They settled in Fremont and had three children: Kathleen Kaufman, Barbara (Robert) Fickbohm and Robert Lee (Sally) Knoell.

Bev loved caring for her home and family. She was a charter member of Sugar and Spice Extension Club and Peace Lutheran Church of Fremont. She worked outside the home at Vienna Bakery and Safeway Bakery where her specialty was decorating cakes. She used her creativity to decorate special birthday cakes for the family.

She retired as the hot lunch supervisor for Davenport Elementary School. Her favorite hobby was quilting and her love for her family will live on in the many beautiful quilts she made.

She was preceded by her parents, husband Bob, son Bob, son-in-law Brad Kaufman, brother Howard.
Survivors include daughters Kathy and Barb, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Elaine Holbrook, Falbrook IN; Joann Nelsen, Riverside CA; Lois Konopik, Omaha and Sandra Hansen, Fremont.

A celebration of life will be Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Peace Lutheran Church. There will be no visitation.

Ludvigsen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.

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Peace Lutheran Church
2102 County Road 26
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Brenda K Grimes (Lansworth)
    Kathy and Barb, send sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. Remember her and your family from our days at 1st Lutheran. A very sweet lady!
  2. Lonnie & Janelle Soderling
    My prayers & condolences to all of Bev's family & friends. She was a caring, sweet, wonderful lady & will be missed by all. She is now with God & all of her loved ones that went before her. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there. May the Lord Bless & Watch over all at this time.
  3. Debbie Brooks
    Sending prayers and sympathy. I so enjoyed Bev at Extension Club. She was so funny and I always enjoyed visiting with her. Hope you keep all you good memories close to your heart.
  4. Eileen & Bob Thornburg
    Barb & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. What a beautiful lady who loved her family & faith. We know you have so many special memories to share that will help you smile.
    Thoughts & prayers,
    Eileen & Bob Thornburg
  5. Steve (Mike) Holbrook
    My sincerest sympathies to the Knoell family and to all the Soderling’s. It is comforting to know she is with all her family. May God bless.
  6. Glenda Stevens
    I am so sorry for your loss of such a dear sweet lady as Bev. She was always so kind, caring and loving to me. ( I'm Jason Holbrook and Sara (Holbrook) Miller's mom. ) We have very happy memories from past vacations to their home. Thoughts and prayers .
    Glenda "Gennie"

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