passed peacefully at home on August 26, 2022 in Curtis, NE.
Nadine was born northwest of the North Star School in rural Frontier County, Nebraska. She
attended school at the North Star Precinct until 8 th grade and then attended the Nebraska
School of Agriculture in Curtis, graduating in 1955. She attended Nebraska Teachers College at
Kearney for two years. Her first teaching job was in Sutherland, Nebraska where she taught for
On June 26, 1960, she was united in marriage to her best friend and life companion Harold
Brown at the Congregational church in Stockville, Nebraska. This union was blessed with four
children Chip, Rick, Nick, and Jill.
Nadine loved people. She had a smile and warm greeting for everyone. Her friends and family
describe her as “loving, kind, full of grace, fun-loving, patient, hospitable, humble, smart, loyal,
God-fearing, generous, and always positive.” She had a gift for making everyone feel special
and unconditionally loved.
Nadine loved children of all ages, especially teenagers. She was a substitute teacher for Curtis
and Maywood schools until she was 79. She was also a very active participant in school
activities with her children and grandchildren near and far. She was recently honored as “Fan of
the Year” from the Medicine Valley Booster Club. Nadine was active in PEO, church, and
several clubs and organizations. Other hobbies included golf, bowling and spending weekends
at the lake with her family and friends.
Nadine was preceded in death by her husband Harold, parents Dale and Iola Hinton, In-laws
Kenneth and Leona Brown, brother Don Hinton, brother in-laws Robert Brown and Al Moore
and sister in-law Judy Moore.
Nadine is survived by her children Chip and Lory of Elm Springs, Arkansas and their children Joel (Kelly) and daughter Avalyn, Justin, Jamie (Louie) Galloway and
son Grayson, and Melissa; Rick and Elaine of Fishers, Indiana and their children Nathan, Rachel,
Renee, and Ryan; Nick and Amy of Curtis and their children Connor, Alissa, Joseph, Madison and
Ethan; Jill (Adam) Patel of Curtis and their children, Joshua, Kyla, and Jonathan.
Visitation will be Friday September 2, from 2-6 pm at the United Methodist Church in Curtis
with family being present from 4 to 6 pm.
Funeral will be Saturday, September 3, at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Curtis.
Burial will be at the Arbor Cemetery in Stockville, NE at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the family to be determined at a later date.
Blasé-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.