In Memory


Darla Lewis

Darla J Stromberg, 49, of Kearney died of cancer Thursday, January 23, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Services will be a 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Koelling and the Rev. Ron Harris officiating.  Burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Memorials are planned to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

She was born September 15, 1953, in Kearney to Edward and Darlene (Hoffman) Lewis.  She graduated from Kearney High School in 1971, and attended Kearney State College.  On May 10, 1975, she married Gary Stromberg.  She was employed as a senior customer service representative at Baldwin Filters.  She was a member of the church and Alpha Phi Alumni Association.  She enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling, spending time at the couple's cabin at Johnson Lake. Outdoor activities, Storm hockey, Nebraska football and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Erien of Minneapolis and Kelli of Omaha; her mother of Kearney; brothers, Edward Lewis and Dennis Lewis both of Kearney; and sister Debra Happold of Grand Island.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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03/19/11 01:19 PM #1    

Charles (Chuck) Mahrt

Darla and I lived on the same block near Pioneer Park until we moved before 3rd grade.  We use to play together often with our siblings and would often walk to Harmon park to go swimming in the summer.  I was sorry to hear about her death, she was a lively fun loving person.

06/29/11 08:14 PM #2    

Vicki Mullen

I first met Darla in 9th grade and we spent the next four years "experiencing" life to the fullest. We often shared memories of our trip to Washington DC with some other classmates on what our parents were assured was going to be a history learning experience. Funny thing, after the Class of 71 there was never another trip!!! We later found ourselves employed at the same business where we picked up our friendship as if no time had passed as Darla was always a loving and giving friend. As I watched she and Gary raise their girls, time passed so quickly and we continued to share our times together making memories.

When she found out the day of our 30th reunion that she had breast cancer those of us close to her had no doubt she would beat this. And she fought as hard as we all knew she would until she just couldn't fight anymore. But even near the end, you never left her hospital room without her telling you she loved you. She had the biggest heart that was filled full of love for her family and friends. There will always be a hole in my heart because we lost her way to young. But if you were part of her family or lucky enough to be her friend as I was you will always know you were loved by one of the best.

I will miss her always


Vicki Mullen

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