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Kristie Grado, 52 - August 13, 2008


Kristie Lynn (Sweet) Grado, 52, of Schuyler, formerly of Gothenburg, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Grado was born on May 7, 1956, at Cozad to Vernon and Darlene (Weber) Sweet. She attended schools at Lexington and Gothenburg.
She was united in marriage to Shon Grado on July 14, 1983, at Norton, KS.
Grado had a heart of gold, always there to help others, and family was very important to her, according to family members. She enjoyed baking, cooking and organizing cookouts to bring family together.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Vernon and Darlene; two brothers—Terry and Bob Strickland; brother-in-law, Dan Houchin; two nephews—Troy and Daniel Houchin.
Survivors include: her husband, Shon Grado of Schuyler; two sons—Shawn (Kari) Sweet of Omaha, and Aaron (Afton) Sweet of Schuyler; three grandchildren—Kaitlyn and Braden Sweet of Omaha and Isaiah Sweet of Schuyler; two brothers—Larry (Sharon) Strickland of Wichita Falls, TX, and Gary (Jan) Strickland of Marble Falls, TX; three sisters—Jackie Loudon of Omaha, Marlene Houchin of Gothenburg and Kathy (Terry) Sabin of Magnolia, TX; nine nephews—Travis Strickland, Shane and Terry Houchin, Troy Strickland, Bob Strickland, Jeff, Justin and Christopher Strickland and Jared Strickland; nine nieces—Becky McCoy, Bobbette Sanchez, Dana Henderson, Teresa Cooper, Brenda Gage, Renee Novak, Tracy and Tami Strickland and Shelly Strickland; seven great-nephews—Connor McCoy, Chris Houchin, Tristian Strickland, Trey Strickland, Michael Strickland, Dakota and Dalton Cooper; 15 great-nieces—Morgan Weaver, Madison Weaver, McKinley McCoy, Jana, Jenna and Hanna Sanchez, Chelsea Henderson, Sydney Houchin, Taylor Strickland, Jayden Strickland, Tori Strickland, Brianna Houchin, Kendra, Carley and Sarah Strickland.
Memorials are suggested to the Kristie Grado family, 718 East 15th St., Schuyler, NE 68661.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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