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LuEtta Curran


LuEtta Curran

June 5, 1928 -- Dec. 6, 2018

LuEtta Curran, 90, of Columbus, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 3–5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, with a 5 p.m. Vigil Service, all at St. Anthony Church. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

LuEtta “Lu” Curran was born June 5, 1928, in Holt County, at her grandmother's house. She was the daughter of Andrew and Myrtle (Hennifin) Johnson. LuEtta grew up in O'Neill and graduated from O'Neill High School in 1945. She married Dale Curran on Dec. 11, 1945, in O'Neill. They lived in O'Neill until moving to Columbus in 1963. In 1965, LuEtta went to work at BD for 25 years, retiring in 1991. In 2001, she went to work at Emerson Elementary School in the kitchen until 2011. LuEtta was a wonderful cook and was known to many as “Grandma Honey”. Much of her life was dedicated to loving and nurturing her family and friends.

LuEtta was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Theresa Sodality, BD Alumni Association, and the Eagle's Auxiliary.

She is survived by daughter, Judy (Lonnie) Sparks of Columbus, son, Randy (Trish) Curran of Grand Island, daughter, Peggy (Larry) Stewart of Lincoln, daughter, Jolene (Dave) Young of Columbus, daughter, Kathy Maca of Columbus, daughter, Christy (Roger) Pederson of Bennet, daughter, Mary (Bryan) Niedfelt of Grand Island; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and others left to cherish her memory.

She is preceded in death by husband, Dale Curran on Jan. 27, 1995; parents, Andrew and Myrtle Johnson; son-in-law, Carl Maca; grandson, Trent Schacher; brothers, Vernie and Hiram Johnson; sisters, Zelma Kurtz, Ruby Donlin, Naoma Basler, and Velda Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church.

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