June 16, 2014

Joyce C. Stuefer

StueferJoyce C. Stuefer, age 77 of Lincoln, passed away June 14, 2014.  She was born April 16, 1937 in Columbus, Nebraska to Ernest E. and Catherine M. (Melcher) Soulliere.

Survivors include her husband: Gayle, daughter and son-in-law: Cindy Stuefer-Powell and Roy Powell, son: Michael and fiancé Kellie Munden, daughter:  Connie Jo Newman and her fiancé Marc Schulenberg all of Lincoln.   Grandchildren and spouses: Miranda and John Pruett, Gwen and Jason Farewell, Dylan Powell, D.J. and Jennifer Mahloch, Alexis Jo Mahloch, Damon Newman, Joshua Newman, Jayce Schulenberg, Scott and Jennifer Witherby, Tara Cordova, Travis and Sydney Munden and Corey Munden.  Great grandchildren: Barrett William Farewell, Hazel Mae Farewell, Casey Buske, Anthony, Lilly and Sofia Cordova, Jax and Knox Witherby, Ronan Munden, Henry Edgington Pruett and one on the way.  Brothers and sister-in-law, Bill Soulliere of Columbus, Dean and Colleen Soulliere of Columbus and sisters-in-law, Kathy Soulliere of Bellwood and Peggy Soulliere of California.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy, her parents, sister: Lois Soulliere and brothers: Jim and Gary Soulliere.

A rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St.  Lincoln

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6111 Morrill Ave. Lincoln.

Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19th from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams, Lincoln.


  1. My heart goes out to the entire family. I have so many great memories of Joyce and the times we spent together. One that I will share is when I spray painted the trunk of a car while she watched and laughed hysterically. She was a caring lady that loved her family very much and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

    • Thank you so much Deb for sharing your memories of Mom it made me smile. Connie Jo

  2. Gayle and family- our hearts go out to you and we are praying for you. We are comforted by the thought of Joyce and Gary together with the rest of the family in Heaven and the huge celebration going on!!

    • Bob and Michelle Thank You so much, I know Mom is overjoyed to be with her family in Heaven. Bob, you know Mom thought the world of you. Connie Jo

  3. Lord,We know you’re always busy, for you’ve many things to do,but when sorrow overcomes Us, Well, We need to talk to you. For we’ve lost someone precious, and she’s with you up above, and she is someone that we needed, and she is someone that we love. We are feeling lost and alone,and though we do Believe, we need you, lord, to hold us up, and help us while we grieve. Please give us strength and courage,Lord, to bear what we must bear, and nudge us when our faith is weak, to remind us you are there. Give us hope for our tomorrow, tell us our life’s will still go on show us, lord, that all this darkness, will be followed by the dawn you’ve led us through so many things, You’ve pulled us through before with Cathy, Hold us up, Lord, til we are through this, and we are strong once more.

  4. We lived across the street from Joyce and family. She and I were bbf from grade school to graduation even though we attended different schools. The two of us did nearly everything together from ushering at the local movie theater in Columbus, babysitting, running to the local café for cokes. We were at the swimming pool nearly every day in the summer time. So many memories….. we had so much fun together. I had not actually seen her for nearly 45 years but we exchanged
    Christmas cards every year and I did talk to her on the phone about 5 years ago. So shocked to hear she was gone when I was in Columbus for Gary’s service. My deepest sympathy to all of her family.

  5. So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing I knew her when we were kids and we had so much fun at her parents house.She was always such a sweet girl,and I know she will be missed by all.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Our hearts go out to the entire family, sending hugs and support to all.

  7. To all of Joyce’s family So sad to hear of her passing. I knew her when we were in grade school and our parents were good friends Spent lots of time at her family home and we had lots of fun.May God bless you all and give you peace.


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