Loell D. Strand
Loell D. Strand
October 6, 1932 -
March 19, 2021
Loell D. Strand age 88, of Hooper
Died Friday, March 19, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha
Loell Dean Strand was born October 6, 1932 to Ernest and Vivian Strand on the farmstead south of Uehling, NE. He married Shirley Ann Wiese on October 11, 1952 at St. John’s Lutheran in rural Lyons, NE. To this union was born four children, daughters Terri, Leigh, Tami and son Lon.
Shortly after being married, Loell was drafted in the United States Army and served as part of 955th Field Artillery near the front line in the middle of Korea. He was inducted on January 5, 1953 in Fremont, NE and discharged in October, 1954 at Colorado Springs, Colorado at the rank of Sergeant. While he was serving in Korea, his oldest daughter Terri was born.
After returning home, he began farming on the family farm south of Uehling. He farmed for 60 years before retiring to a home in Hooper. Loell had lived on the farm for 80 years. Loell also enjoyed carpentry work. He helped remodel the church in 1949 with his dad and in 1987 with his son Lon. He began Strand and Son Carpentry with his son Lon. The Strand family was awarded the Pioneer Farm Family Award in 2010.
Service to the community was very important to Loell. He was a long-time member of the United Church of Christ in Uehling, NE. He served on the church board, was a Coop board member for 15 yrs, President of the Dodge County Farm Bureau for 4 yrs., and a Dodge County Supervisor for 17 years. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 196, Veterans of Foreign War, and Forty & Eight.
Loell and Shirley enjoyed traveling with their family and friends. They visited all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
Loell is survived by his wife Shirley of Hooper, his four children, Terri (Kent) Hoeneman of Craig, Leigh (Larry) Mueller of Hooper, Lon (Keyla) Strand of Hooper, and Tami (Mark) Heiser of Lynch. 11 grandchildren Jennifer (Byron) Keller, Emily (Matt) McGuire, Matthew (Kim) Hoeneman, Carrie (Brad) Dahl, Laura (Brandon) Moore, Nathan (Ashley) Mueller, Philip (Kate) Mueller, Lyndsay (Nick) Osborn, Brittany (Kurtis) Clausen, Megan (Matt) Miller, and Terence (Mandy) Heiser, 24 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald and Darlene Wiese, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Vivian (Monson) Strand, grandsons Logan Strand and Jason Mueller, sister and brother-in-law Melva and E.D. Murer, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Irvin and Donna Wiese.
The funeral will be 10:00am, Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Auditorium in Uehling, NE. Burial will be at the Baptist Cemetery south of Uehling with Military Honors. Pastor Larry Jirsak will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the Baptist Cemetery or the Hooper Volunteer Fire Department. The family is requesting masks to be worn at both the visitation and the funeral service.
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