Myrna Stieber’s Celebration of Life will be held on July 24, 2023 at 10:30 am at New Hope United Methodist Church: 1205 N 45th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
On July 5, 2023, Myrna Lee Stieber, 86, joined her Heavenly Father, husband, and 2 sons. She was surrounded and comforted by her loving family and fought a courageous battle with cancer to the end. Myrna was born, July 8, 1936 to John and Velma (Mason) Hansen in Friend, Nebraska. She wed Richard Stieber on December 12, 1964; together they raised three boys, Robert (Marty), Barry, and Greg. Myrna was a loving mother and knew how to keep her boys in line.
Myrna was a dedicated insurance agent at the Waverly Insurance Agency for decades. She loved helping her clients and valued the many friendships she forged through her work. She retired in 2001 and dedicated her time to family, church, charity, and travel.
Myrna was a lifelong member of the New Hope United Methodist Church (formerly Grace United Methodist Church). She looked forward to Tuesdays and time with the Tuesday Quilters, as well as participating in food distribution with Food Net and the Clothing Closet at her church.
Myrna and Richard were avid campers. She was a member of the Family Campers and RVers, the Rollin’ Turtles Camping Club, and was a former campground host with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Many family memories were created on camping trips throughout the Midwest.
Myrna was a woman that was always on the move—she selflessly worked to make life better for the less fortunate, including all her four-legged friends. She loved to volunteer at the Humane Society where she and Richard adopted Spice.
More than anything else, Myrna was a matriarch and was committed to her family. Her home was always open, every birthday was celebrated, and there was a gift for everyone under the Christmas Tree. She looked forward to gathering at the annual Hansen Family Reunion, a tradition she wants to live on.
Myrna leaves behind to mourn her passing: Son Robert M. Cardwell (Betty Shuck), North Bend, NE; Daughter-in-law Kimberly Cardwell, Scottsbluff, NE; Special Friend Judy Pitoniak, Columbia, MO; Sister Ruth (Ken) Jones, Hutchinson, KS; Grandchildren Joe (Janelle) Cardwell, Laura (Dale) Vanderpool, Tammi (John) James, Sarah (Lucas) Stone, Richard (Blake) Cardwell, Katrina (Jon) McRoberts, Jonathan Cardwell, Cameron (Dana) Cardwell, Kendra Cardwell, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Myrna was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard; 2 sons, Barry and Greg Cardwell; parents, John and Velma Hansen; and sister, Marian Ross.
Memorials to the Capital Humane Society or New Hope United Methodist Church.
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