Beverly Lane Soller, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 30, 2021 at Gothenburg Health.
She was born May 7, 1932 in rural Cozad, NE, daughter of Herman “Dane” and Vivian (Wareham) Nielsen. Bev attended country schools in her earlier years and graduated from Cozad High School. She married Donald Soller on April 13, 1952, and born into this union were two sons, Michael and Patrick.
Bev attended the Presbyterian Churches of Cozad and Gothenburg all of her life until the time of her passing. She taught Sunday School for more than fifty years. She was more than a housewife, her family was her greatest joy and she loved them endlessly. Bev could always be found cooking and baking, tending to sick animals around the farm, visiting friends or bringing a homemade treat to a loved one. She quite literally loved everyone she met, and they loved her.
Bev was a great crafter, always making brilliant and lovely items from leather, snake skin or other materials. She was an Outdoor Ed Teacher for many years, sharing her craftsmanship with young people. Bev was also an accomplished seamstress who made many pretty things with her sewing abilities. Additionally, she was an American Red Cross Blood Mobile volunteer for more than twenty years. In her former years she was not only a skilled horsewoman, but also CHS Homecoming Queen, a rodeo queen, a 4-H participant and later, a 4-H leader.
Survivors include her husband of nearly seventy years, Donald Soller of Gothenburg; son, Pat Soller of Gothenburg; two granddaughters, Katy Soller and Anny Soller of Gothenburg; four great-grandsons, Shaddix Soller, Kayvin Soller, Tydus Soller, and Cylas Soller, all of Gothenburg; great-granddaughter, Kayla (Brett) Mann; great-great granddaughter Marley Drew Mann, of Gothenburg; sisters, Bonnie (Stan) DeBoer of Bertrand and Vicky (Doug) Peterson of Gothenburg; and brother, Greg (Wanda) Nielsen of Valentine, NE; daughter-in-law, Cindy Soller of Gothenburg; and mother-in-law, Alice Soller-Hutchinson of Gothenburg, NE.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, son, Mike Soller, greatgrandson, Gauge Soller, and brother, Don Nielsen.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm with the family present from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Gothenburg, Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Boyd officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, 11836 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68144.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.