Ronald Dean Stuehm, 88 years of age, of Irving, Texas (formerly of Holdrege)
Funeral Services for Ronald D. Stuehm will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at
10:00 a.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Mitch Ivey
officiating. For the safety of all concerned, face coverings are encouraged.
Following the services, a private family interment will be held in the Fort McPherson
National Cemetery, south of Maxwell, Nebraska with military honors provided by the North
Platte Honor Guard in conjunction with the United States Army Funeral Honors Team.
Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; current CDC and Nebraska
Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for Faith-Based Services and Gatherings
will be followed. The Stuehm family sincerely encourages each person to make their decision
whether to attend Ron’s services, based on the best interest of your health, and that of your
community. The services will be livestreamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook
Ronald Dean Stuehm, 88 years of age, of Irving, Texas (formerly of Holdrege) passed away
on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit in Dallas, Texas. Ronald was
born June 12, 1932, in Ogallala, Nebraska, the second of three children to Arthur and Elva
(Inwersen) Stuehm. He received his primary education from a rural school through the eighth
grade near Roscoe, Nebraska, and then attended Ogallala High School, graduating with the class
Following his education, Ronald moved with his parents to a farm near Smithfield, Nebraska
in 1952. He enjoyed recalling many memories of farm life in both areas.
He was inducted into the United States Army on November 5, 1952, serving with the 135
Artillery in Korea. Following his honorable discharge on November 4, 1954, Ronald was
employed by Sears Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Garage as a bookkeeper.
On September 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to A. Katherine Brott, and to this union
two sons were born: Gary and Randy. The family farmed north of Smithfield, until moving to
an acreage north of Holdrege in 1969. He was then employed by Cudahy as a hog buyer until
the plants closed in Denver, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas. Prior to that, Ron was employed at
several livestock auctions including Lexington for many years as the clerk.
He graduated from Reisch World Wide College of Auctioneering Inc. in 1979, and enjoyed
holding public auctions of all kinds. During his retirement years, Ron worked at Sun Mart Foods
and enjoyed interacting with customers as he sacked, and helped carry out their groceries.
Ron and Katherine were devoted members of the Grace Fellowship Church in Kearney. Ron
loved to go to Church and spend time with the body of Believers. He enjoyed the presence of the
Lord after he was born again.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children; and grandchildren. In his younger
years, Ron thoroughly enjoyed the game of baseball, especially pitching; fishing; and bowling.
Besides his parents; Ron was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law:
Henry and Anna Brott; brother, Laverne Stuehm; sisters-in-law: Jane Stuehm; Esther Brott;
Carolyn Brott; Rosie Powell; and Lillian Brott; brothers-in-law: Harry Brott and his wife, Ethel;
Hank Brott; John Brott and his wife, Marion; Reinholdt Brott; Walter Brott and his wife, Norma;
Leo Brott and his wife, Twyla; William Brott and his wife, Donna; and Marvin Brott and his
Ron leaves to celebrate his life; his wife of almost 65 years, Katherine Stuehm of Irving; two
sons: Gary Stuehm and his wife, Barbara of Flower Mound, Texas; and Randy Stuehm and his
wife, Joan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three granddaughters: Gabrielle Bates and her husband,
Caleb; Christina Stuehm and her fiancé, Drew; and Anna Stuehm; brother, Kenneth Stuehm of
Cozad, Nebraska; sisters-in-law: Virginia Stuehm of Elwood, Nebraska; and Shirley Brott of
North Platte, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Harvey Brott and his wife, Jeanne of North Platte; and a
host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Ron’s honor, and kindly suggested to the Grace
Fellowship Church in Kearney; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.