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Lillie Koranda, 64 - April 14, 2016

Lillie “Diann” Koranda, 64, of Wahoo, formerly of Gothenburg, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home.
Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo with the Rev. Charles Townsend officiating. Interment was at St. Francis Cemetery at Wahoo. Military honors were presented by the U.S. Army, VFW Post No. 4502 and American Legion Post No. 82.
Koranda was born Jan. 10, 1952, to Glenn W. and Martha (Hunt) Johnson at Poplar Bluff, MO. She graduated from high school in Gothenburg.
After high school, she served with the United States Army from 1974 to 1977 as a Sergeant. Her time in the military was spent stationed in Germany serving as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialist.
Following her honorable discharge from the military, she returned home and raised her family. She later went on to work as a career specialist at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, and a learning and tutoring educational specialist at Metro Community College in Elkhorn.
She was united in marriage to Steve Koranda on March 15, 2004, at the Special Memories Chapel in Las Vegas, NV.
Koranda was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church and had a very deep faith, according to family members. She enjoyed nature photography, her flower garden, genealogy and taking spontaneous motor home trips to many of America’s national parks with her husband. Above all, she cherished the time she got to spend with her family, especially during the holidays.
She was preceded in death by: her mother, Martha; a sister, Linda; an aunt, Lillie “Granny” Hall.
Survivors include: her husband, Steve; her father, Glenn W. Johnson of Gothenburg; children—Katrina Bowen of Omaha, M.D. Bob and Melissa Bowen of Overland Park, KS, Angela and Chris Stuart of Ceresco, Dustin and Jessica Drews of Lodgepole, SD, Stefanie and Charlie Lancaster of Memphis and Brian and Tiffany Koranda of Wahoo; grandchildren—Milania, Kayleigh, Hannah, Bethany, Libby, Eva, Boaz and Brently; brothers—Glenn T., John and Jackie; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.