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Doris G. Schwab Coonrod

Passed away on February 8, 2013.  A Celebration of Life Service is planned for the spring at the Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, NE. Click on the name for more information.

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  • Passed away: February 8, 2013

  • Biographical Sketch: Doris G. Schwab Coonrod passed away February 8, 2013. The third of seven children, Doris was born in a sod ranch house near Broken Bow, NE, on December 19, 1916, to John and Iona (Cane) Backer. Her family relocated to a farm one mile north of Alexandria, NE, in 1919. She attended RSD 52 for eight years and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1933. After graduating from the NE State Normal School in Peru with her Teacher Certificate, Doris taught for eight years in rural schools throughout Jefferson and Thayer counties.

    Baptized in the Alexandria Presbyterian Church, Doris became a Lifetime Member in April 1927. She served as an Ordained Elder, a Deacon, and taught Sunday school as well as Bible school for many years. In addition, she sang in the choir, and was an active member of the Women's Association.

    Doris married Noel G. Schwab on March 11, 1944, and this union was blessed with son Allen N. Schwab in 1947. Throughout her life in Alexandria, Doris worked at the Alexandria Sate Bank, was employed as USPS clerk, served on the Alexandria Public School Board and was active in community affairs. After Noel passed away in October 1972, she continued living in Alexandria until she married Harold E. Coonrod on July 31, 1985, and moved to Seward NE.

  • Visitation: Cremation. No visitation.

  • Service: A Celebration of Life Service is planned for the spring at the Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, NE., and inurnment in the Alexandria Cemetery.

  • Memorials: Memorials to the family.

  • Family Information : Doris is survived by her sister Ruth Meyer of Lincoln, NE, husband Harold of Seward, NE, son Allen and wife Penny of Colorado Springs, CO, grandson Andrew Schwab, great grandson Cameron Spencer Schwab, and special friend Shelly Spencer of Lakewood, CO, stepson Monte Coonrod of Ceresco, NE, stepson Joel Coonrod and wife Brenda of Seward, NE, step grandchildren Christy Syfie (Brian), and Clint Coonrod of Lincoln, NE, Natasha Anderson (Ben) of Madison, MS, and Alisha Lavicky (Brad) of Garland, NE, six step great grandchildren (Whitney, Christopher, Kyle, Jackson, Izayha, and Zakaryah) and one step great great granddaughter Emerson.

    Doris is preceded in death by her husband Noel, five siblings and their spouses - Marcella (Leonard) Mussman, Paula Borst, Jack (Dorothy) Backer, Charles (Lois) Backer, Lorraine (Vern) Bartruff, and brother-in-law Maynard Meyer.

  • Additional Info: Funeral Home assisting Aspen Cremation & Burial Service, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504

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  • Comment Link Daniel R. Duffy Friday, 15 February 2013 13:32 posted by Daniel R. Duffy

    Allen and Penney, I want to express my deepest sympathies to you in this time of Loss. Allen it looks like your Mother lived a long and productive life and I know you are very proud of her. Again with sincere sympathies.

    Dan Duffy

  • Comment Link Sue Awes Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:15 posted by Sue Awes

    Dear Allen and Penny - We are so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. At whatever age we lose our parents the grief is so real and we feel suddenly orphaned.

    Your mother sounds like someone we would have loved to have known - and may the hope of your reunion bring you comfort today and in the days to come.

    God be near,
    Sue and Mel Awes

  • Comment Link Cindy Tupper Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:39 posted by Cindy Tupper

    Allen & Penny - I know the journey this past year has been difficult and that this time is both filled with relief and sorrow. I am praying for your peace,comfort and ultimately joy that the knowledge that your mother is now at home brings

  • Comment Link H L Sam and Betty Queen Monday, 11 February 2013 15:54 posted by H L Sam and Betty Queen

    To Allen and Penny Schwab. Betty and I were saddened to hear of the death of your mother, but overjoyed that she's now with her Lord, Master, and Savior. Our prayers are with you and the family as all gather to celebrate the life that you had with her.
    What a blessing was the story you have all shared of her life.
    With our deepest sympathy and never-ending love.

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