Brenda H Mosteller
August 3, 1944 – November 14, 2019
Brenda Kay Hollar Mosteller, 75, of Papillion, Nebraska, passed away on November 14, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with Lewy-Body Dementia. Visitation will be held at 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 PM. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Kahler Dolce Mortuary, 441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE 68046-2231
The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at First Lutheran Church, Papillion, Nebraska, 420 North Washington Street, Papillion, Nebraska. Pastor Karl Zeigler will be officiating. Burial will be in Hickory, North Carolina at Catawba Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kahler Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, Nebraska and Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory, North Carolina.
Brenda was born in Greenville, South Carolina on August 3, 1944. She graduated from Hickory High School in May 1962 and continued on to receive an Associate’s Degree from the Lenoir-Rhyne University in June 1964.
She was married to her high school sweetheart and next-door neighbor, Clifton Herbert “Cliff” Mosteller, Jr., on August 23, 1964 at Miller’s Lutheran Church, Hickory, North Carolina. They were blessed with two children, Joseph and Kendra.
After her husband’s graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he entered the United States Air Force as a pilot. They traveled to worldwide locations. Brenda was always there to help any family in need and provide information to those less experienced with the military. Her husband once said “they put the eagles on the wrong shoulders!” Brenda could host a lunch for several hundred enlisted spouses whose husbands or wives served when her husband was the Deputy Command of Maintenance at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Within 24 hours she could plan a formal dinner for the Norwegian Ambassador to Canada who made a no-notice trip to visit Minot. After her husband’s military career, Brenda began a career of her own. She worked with Fraser-Stryker Law Firm in Omaha, Nebraska for twenty-five years. She loved her “civilian job” and all the people she worked with at Fraser-Stryker.
But most of all Brenda loved her God and her Church. In her final months, her family listened as she prayed to her Heavenly Father. When her daughter once asked if God ever talked back to her, she said, “He told me to be patient, it was not quiet my time yet.” At the end, she asked her family to stay close and love one another.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee and Pauline Ware Hollar, a brother W. Don Hollar of Hickory, North Carolina and a granddaughter Ashely Christine Pecha, Bellevue, Nebraska. In addition to her husband Cliff, Brenda is survived by her son Joseph (Colleen) and grandsons Daniel and Jacob, Danbury Connecticut. Her daughter, Kendra (Eric Grelson) and grandchildren Jacqueline Damme (Justin), Cook, Nebraska, Spencer Pecha, Aaron and Emma Grelson. Papillion, Nebraska, two dear siblings, her best friend and sister, Mary Parkhurst, Hickory NC, a beloved brother Tim Hollar (Donna), Hickory, North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews She was blessed with military and civilian friends worldwide.
After the Church Service, Brenda will be transported and buried in Hickory, North Carolina. The family request no floral offerings. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her name may be forwarded to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund, Papillion, Nebraska. Seeing the building fund support the construction of a new kitchen and fellowship hall was her three decades dream.
The family of Brenda Kay Hollar Mosteller wishes to thank the many Church members, friends and family members who provided comfort to her over the last five years. Pastors Karl Zeigler, Ronald Benson, Michael Volk and George Doyle prayed for her often. A special thanks to the many doctors, nurses and elder care providers at Cottage 72, Hillcrest Country Estates, who cared for her during the final months. Her gerontologist, Doctors Tim Malloy and James Watson provided Brenda and her family compassionate care. A special thanks to geriatric Registered Nurse, Cindy Denton, who stood by her side to navigate she and her family through the long journey.
- Visitation Tuesday, November 19, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Brenda H Mosteller
November 21, 2019
I worked at the desk next to Brenda for about 20 years. She was one of a kind, hard working, funny and feisty. She typically wouldn't say anything to the attorneys when they ticked her off, but she would tell me about it and what she would like to say to them. I remember when I received wine glasses that said "Mr" and "Mrs" by Fed-Ex. She saw them and said "Miss Marcy, do you have something to tell me?" I'd hear stories about how it was hard to fly commercial airlines with Clifton because he'd critique the pilots. She'd tell us all about her grandchildren's accomplishments. I remember looking up the word "ever-what" which Brenda said quite often. I was going to tell her it wasn't a word. I was shocked to find that it is. She worked so many hours at Fraser Stryker, coming in early and staying late.
Brenda, you lived life to the fullest in a beautiful way. You will be missed.
November 20, 2019
Yvonne and I share your sorrow at the passing of Brenda, your wife, mother, and grand mother. She was a special person who later had special needs but the Lord took good care of her through the loving hands of many other people. A special hug to you, Cliff; you always were a good friend and brother in the Lord.
Pastor Martin and Yvonne Greunke
November 20, 2019
Clifton, Kendra, Joseph & family,
My condolences to you all.
I worked with Brenda at Fraser Stryker all those 25 years and she was certainly one of a kind.
Dignity & grace (plus a "smartly" tied scarf) was always her way.
No one ever matched her and no one ever will.
November 19, 2019
I worked with Cliff, at UNO’s NBDC. He always spoke about his wife, in the most loving way a husband should. There was never a doubt in my mind that she was his “forever love”. They had a “genuine marriage”; which God put on this great earth, for all of us to see and learn from.
Cliff, you and your family are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. May God provide you with great comfort through this life transition. BRENDA is dancing with Jesus now! AMEN!
November 18, 2019
So sad to see the passing of Brenda. I worked with her at FraserStryker. Brenda would always gather in the Lunch Room and we would share wonderful stories of life. Just loved all the Beautiful outfits she wore and the wonderful stories she would tell of her life. Brenda was a Very Special Person.
She will definitely be a Very Special Angel above and always have a place in my heart.
Would like to express Sincere Sympathy to the Family of Brenda.
Bonita (Bonnie) Mentzer