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Lloyd Streeter, 82 - February 20, 2008


Lloyd L. Streeter, 82, of Gothenburg, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstien, PMA, officiating. Burial took place at the Fort Mc­Pherson National Cemetery.
Streeter was born on Feb. 18, 1925, the eldest of Joe and Margery (Harding) Streeter of Elm Creek. He was baptized in the American Lutheran Church in 1951 and was raised and received his education in the Elm Creek area.
He entered the U.S. Navy on March 12, 1945, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 20, 1946, having served his country on a transport ship.
On June 15, 1948, he married Delories Block at her parents’ home northeast of Gothenburg. The couple lived their entire married lives in Gothenburg.
In December of 1948, he began work at Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District. He retired as a canal superintendent over 40 years later. After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed winters in South Texas.
He was a member of the American Legion and the American Lutheran Church.
Streeter enjoyed the outdoors and was known for his abundant garden, camping and his ability to repair anything, according family members.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, Joe and Margery; three brothers and two sisters; a granddaughter, Bailey Kay.
?Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Delories; three sons—Cal (Diane) Streeter of Pflugerville, TX, Craig (Kay) Streeter of Gothenburg and Carl (Donna) Streeter of Ord; two daughters—Connie (Jim) Dalrymple of Gothenburg and Colleen (Bill) Ramsay of McCook; five brothers—Chet (Sheila) Streeter of Polk, Joe Streeter of Riverton, WY, Dwain (Sherry) Streeter of Evanston, WY, Ray (Judy) Streeter of Hays Center and Eugene (Joyce) Streeter of Brady; three sisters—Lila Snart of Stanley, WI, Ellen Taylor of Heppner, OR, and Shirley (Jerry) Dozier of Portland, OR; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church and the Senior Center landscaping.
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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