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Karen K Steinbeck

October 24, 1940 — December 7, 2020

Karen Karrleen Steinbeck was born October 24, 1940, at Palisade, Nebraska, to Francis M. and Mildred O. (Weston) Andrew. As a youngster, she grew up and attended School in Palisade, graduating Palisade High School in 1958.

On January 11, 1960, she married Duane “Pete” Steinbeck in Benkelman, Ne. They lived and farmed south of Wauneta. In 1997 the couple moved to Kearney, NE. Pete retired in 1991 and he and Karen moved to Republican City, NE. Due to Pete’s health, the couple moved back to Southwest Nebraska, and Karen made Palisade her home.

Karen was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, and the Eagles. She enjoyed cross stitching, and watching wrestling on television.

Karen passed away Monday, December 7, 2020, at the McCook Clinic, McCook, NE. Karen was 80 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Daughters: Janice Hinrichsen and husband, Alex, of Elm Creek, NE, Denise Carfield and Husband, Darin, of McCook, NE.
Grandchildren: Joshua Bailey, Brooke Nunns, Nesha Rose, Ariel Forbes, and Trista Curl.
Great-Grandchildren: Lauren, Taylor, Kennedy, and Brock Bailey, Tren Nunns, SAmira Gable, Hayes Rose and Adelynn Curl.
Brothers: James Andrew, of Palisade, NE
Albert Andrew and wife, Janette, of North Platte, NE
Sister-In-Law: Bernita Conklin of Topeka, KS

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Duane “Pete” Steinbeck, Siblings;
Kay, Ivan and Sharon, son-in-law; Thomas Bailey.

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) at the Palisade Cemetery, with Randy Hayes officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020, before services starting at 10:00 A.M. (Mountain Time) at Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta, NE.

A memorial has been suggested to the Steinbeck Family for a future designation.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Liewer Funeral Home - Wauneta

75 East Wichita Street, Wauneta, NE 69045

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Palisade Cemetery

, Palisade, NE 69040

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