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Wilma Strawder

August 19, 1928 — March 23, 2020

Wilma Elaine Strawder, 91, formerly of North Platte and Wallace, passed away March 23, 2020 at Tabitha in Crete, Nebraska.

Wilma was born Aug. 19, 1928 to Daniel B. and Frances (Workman) McNeel, in North Platte, Nebraska. She was raised on a ranch northwest of North Platte, attended a one-room school through the 8th grade, and graduated from North Platte High School in 1945. She married Kenneth Strawder of Wallace June 28, 1953. They lived on a ranch southeast of Wallace and were blessed with five children.

Wilma was an active member of the Wallace United Methodist Church, an Extension Club Member, and a co-4H Club leader. She had a strong faith in Christ Jesus and eagerly shared that faith with others, serving through the Stonecroft Ministries in both Christian Woman's Club and Friendship Bible Coffees. Wilma dearly loved her family and treasured all the wonderful times spent together.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, David; brothers, Everett, Harold, and Robert McNeel; sisters: Muriel Brott; Lucille Norwood, Evelyn Welch, and Betty Elliott

She is survived by son, Barry of Omaha; daughters, Kendra Walden of Garland, Texas, Sherry (Eugene) Coppersmith of Roca, Tammy (Marc) Mills of St. Charles, Missouri; granddaughters, Amy (Kevin) Manzer, Ashley (Derrick) Krienert, Marissa Walden, McKayla and Callie Mills; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Wallace United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at

Due to current health restrictions, a private family service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020 with John Long officiating, with burial in the Morning View Cemetery at Wallace. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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