OBITUARY

Elizabeth Ann Shandera

January 15, 1932November 3, 2020
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Elizabeth A. Shandera, 88, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Christian Wake Service will be held at the Cantrell Funeral Home on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences and stories for the family. The funeral service can be viewed via live stream by visiting the Cantrell Funeral Home Facebook Page. Memorials may be given to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Plains Historical Society and Kimball Friendship Center. The services for Elizabeth have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Ann Shandera was born in Kimball on January 15, 1932, the daughter of Francis and Mildred (Gross) Janesofsky. She lived in Egbert and graduated in 1950. Liz married Donald Shandera on November 22, 1950. The family farmed northwest of Bushnell, retired in 1997 and moved to Kimball. Elizabeth had many hobbies, she especially enjoyed quilting and gardening. She also enjoyed going on cruises and traveling with her family. She loved her family and always enjoyed going to various events to watch her grandchildren. She was a particularly good baker, and was known for her cinnamon rolls, homemade bread & dinner rolls and delicious pies. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her son Gary (Julie) Shandera of Pine Bluffs, WY; daughters Donna Woitaszewski of Cheyenne, WY, Diana (Larry) Engstrom of Kimball, NE, Carol (Dennis) Lukassen of Kimball, NE, Connie Colton of Bismarck, ND, and Geri (Jay) Parsons of Lincoln, NE; brother Frank (Helen) Janesofsky of Oregon; sisters Lois (Melvin) Fornstrom of Pine Bluffs, WY, and Mary Catherine Joska of Kimball, NE; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Charlotte VanMeter.

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  • Her son Gary (Julie) Shandera of Pine Bluffs, WY; daughters Donna Woitaszewski of Cheyenne, WY, Diana (Larry) Engstrom of Kimball, NE, Carol (Dennis) Lukassen of Kimball, NE, Connie Colton of Bismarck, ND, and Geri (Jay) Parsons of Lincoln, NE; brother Frank (Helen) Janesofsky of Oregon; sisters Lois (Melvin) Fornstrom of Pine Bluffs, WY, and Mary Catherine Joska of Kimball, NE; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Charlotte VanMeter.

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  • Josh Vietz, Honorary Bearer
  • Lars Engstrom, Honorary Bearer
  • Alex Engstrom, Honorary Bearer
  • Drew Woitaszewski, Honorary Bearer
  • Colin Colton, Honorary Bearer
  • T.J. Parsons, Honorary
  • Derek Lukassen, Honorary Bearer
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  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Plains Historical Society
  • Kimball Friendship Center
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    Friday, November 13, 2020

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    Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Trisha Barkell

November 14, 2020

Grandma Shandera had a heart of gold and will be missed by so many. I will cherish the memories of so many holidays in her home. My love and prayers to all of her family.

Tim Janesofsky

November 9, 2020

It has been along time but I still remember going to uncle Don and aunt Elizabeth's house and hanging with my cousins (there were many...and mostly girls). So sorry for your loss.

Patti Vowers

November 7, 2020

I remember the wonderful Sunday afternoons when we would go out to Don and Elizabeth's farm and visit with the cousins. There were quite a few of us and always so much good food to eat.

Kathy Cooney

November 7, 2020

Wishing you all peace at this difficult time.

TONYA DENTON

November 5, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time.

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