Delories Streeter, 85 - March 05, 2013Delories Elaine Streeter, 85, of Gothenburg passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services will take place at the American Lutheran Church on Friday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Wilson and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Interment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Thursday, March 7, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Streeter was born Nov. 14, 1927, to Rankey and Ellen (Buesing) Block. She became a child of God through baptism in December of 1927. She renewed these vows at her confirmation at Christ Lutheran Church in 1943.
She grew up northeast of Gothenburg and attended rural School District 84. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1945, and earned a teaching certificate from the State of Nebraska. She taught rural school for three years at District 82.
On June 15, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lloyd L. Streeter. The couple made their home and raised their children at Gothenburg.
She was a former employee of the Gothenburg Times, Dudley Elementary School as secretary, and Gothenburg Public Works Division.
Streeter was a gifted and patient teacher and a lifelong learner herself, according to family members. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, writing poetry and working on family genealogy.
She loved to cook and bake for family gatherings as well as raise beautiful gladiolus and preserve the harvest from the garden, the family said. She was an “outside-the-box” innovator who loved trying new things.
Streeter will be remembered by her family for the gorgeous afghans she crocheted for her grandchildren at their baptisms and graduations.
She also enjoyed traveling and cherished the years she and her husband wintered at Mission, TX. During her retirement years, she learned to play pool, shuffleboard and paint china.
Streeter was lifelong member of the Lutheran community in Gothenburg, first at Christ Lutheran Church and then at the American Lutheran.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Lloyd; her parents; a granddaughter, Bailey Kay; brother, Milton (Ruth) Block.
Survivors include: her five children, two daughters—Connie (Jim) Dalrymple of Gothenburg and Colleen (Bill) Ramsay of McCook; and three sons—Cal (Diane) of Pflugerville, TX, Carl (Donna) of Ord, and Craig (Kay) of Gothenburg; 14 grandchildren—Chad (Shellie Stull) of Central City, Corey of Seward, Cressy Daharsh, Brooke (Kurt) Stevens, Blayre Streeter and Blake (Mary) Streeter, all of Gothenburg, Brian and Aaron Streeter of Pflugerville, Jay (Mandi) Schmierer of Rapid City, SD, Cara (Chris) Scudder, Jenna Dostal of Omaha, Cale Streeter of Kearney, Lauren ( Micah) King of Ravanna, Eric Ramsay of McCook and J.D. Dalrymple of Lincoln; 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; numerous extended family.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church, Helping Hands or the donor’s choice.