Carol Lorene (Lewman) Kister
November 29, 1936 – May 15, 2020
Carol Lorene (Lewman) Kister passed away from heart disease on May 15, 2020. Carol grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon and graduated from Grants Pass High in 1956. She married R’Mand Tone Kister in 1959 and moved to Grand Island Nebraska in 1961. She was a lifelong believer in the Mormon church and had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. Carol was an avid Husker football fan. She watched every game & knew every player. Carol loved gardening and growing things. Her flowerbeds were always full and beautiful. Most of all Carol loved her family and spoke often of them. She was always quick to forgive and eager to help anyone who asked. Many of her co-workers called her Mama Kister. Her wisdom, strength, and love will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her brother Stan (Patty) Lewman & sister Wilda Meldrum, children Shari (Russell) Powers & Robert (DeAnna) Kister, grandchildren Mat, Ryan, Shannon, Tabatha, & Amanda and great grandchildren Lily, Aiden, Baylee, Parker, Elijah, & Silas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence & William Lewman, two brothers Glenn & Alvie, and a sister Louise.
A flower garden is to be created in her memory and planted with her favorite flowers on her son’s property in Gretna. The family will have a private ceremony to distribute her ashes into the garden to nourish the flowers. She will, for all eternity, be doing the thing she loved most…tending her flowerbeds in the warm morning sun.
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My sympathies, love and prayers to the family.
You will be missed by so many.sending prayers and lots of love from your colorado friend Brenda
R.I.P. Sweet friend.
Carol always treated me with the type of kindness which few individuals possess. Her warmth and gentleness always touched my heart. She treated me like a son and I will truly miss her. She is one of the few people who always liked my social media posts. That’s love, because I’m not that entertaining.
Rest In Peace.
Love, The Shunkwiler Family
Dear Shari and Bobby and families,
I was deeply moved when I learned of your mother’s death. I loved this little woman–what a hard worker she was! We called her “Mom” at Dreisbach’s, too. I loved working with her. She always chose a joyful attitude no matter how busy we were, and I know my sisters Jackie and Joy loved her too. We all had so many laughs with her. Our memories of her are so sweet!
We are so sorry for you loss. Carol was one in a million and i always enjoyed the love Ma showed to everyone and her beautiful smile and bright eyes. We will miss her but i know she is making everyone smile in heaven. RIP ma
I was friends with Shari when we were in school, and I remember spending the night at their house, and her little brother Bobby, and their Mom, Carol. She was such a nice lady. Long after we were out of school, whenever I saw Carol, mostly at Valentinos, she always took time to chat with me. She always had a smile, and was always pleasant, and she loved her family, and was so proud of them, and she was such a hard worker . I will miss not seeing her now and then. Rest in peace, Carol. 🙏💔 Shari and Robert, I’m so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. God bless you all. Love, Lynn Grim ( Rath ) ❤💜❣💞
I’m so sorry for the loss to the family. I have many wonderful memories of working with her in the Dreisbach’s kitchen.
Shari and Bobby I knew you and your wonderful mom around 1979-1981. She is one of the most awesome persons I have ever known. Sorry for your loss
SPENT ALOT OF TIME WITH CAROL AND TONE IN VACAVILLE CA. WHEN TONE AND MY HUSBAND WERE IN THE AIR FORCE LIVED IN THE SAME APT BUILDING HAD ALOT OF FUN WITH THEM SHARI WAS A BABY MY SON BRYAN WAS A BABY THEN TOO SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING LOVE TO YOU SHARI AND YOUR BROTHER LARAE MALAND /SMITH