Coral Ruth Boden, age 95, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, passed away April 7, 2023 at her home in Stromsburg.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Keet Redden officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 p,m. at Dubas Funeral Home in Stromsburg. Pianist will be Roni Branting. Soloist will be Kurt Moore singing “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Congregational hymns will be “Because He Lives”, “My Wonderful Lord”, and “What A Day That Will Be.” Pallbearers will be Ross Berggren, Carl Berggren, Quinn Peterson, Ryan Johnson, Craig Johnson and Doug Lamoree. Interment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery.
Coral was born September 21, 1927 to Eli William and Isle Lovisa (Seymour) Johnson in Stromsburg. She attended school in Stromsburg graduating from Stromsburg High School in 1944. She moved to Omaha where she worked for a family as a nanny while attending Commercial Extension School of Business. Following business school she went to Alaska for an extended visit at the homes of two of her sisters.
On December 8, 1950 she was united in marriage to Morris Ray Boden at Stromsburg. To this union two children were born, Jan and Ed. They lived three miles west of Stromsburg for four years, then moved to a farm three miles north of Stromsburg, where Morris was engaged in crop farming and cattle feeding. Coral began a 40+ year career working in the Polk County Courthouse, first as Clerk in the County Treasurer’s office, then Deputy County Treasurer and then was elected as County Treasurer where she served until her retirement.
Coral was a member of the Evangelical Free Church all her life where she served in many capacities. She really enjoyed the fellowship with her church family, and the praising of the Lord.
She enjoyed puzzles, sewing, and Husker sports. The Senior Center in Stromsburg was very important to her and she loved spending time there and having coffee with her friends. In 1963 she was selected as Nebraska Flying Farmer Chapter’s Queen. She loved singing with the “Vintage Voices” and also “Sing-A-Long” at the Midwest Covenant Home. She especially enjoyed time with her family.
Survivors include daughter Jan (Greg) Berggren of Bradshaw and son Ed Boden of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Eric (Joann) Berggren of Gretna and Neal (Maureen) Berggren of Maple Grove, MN; great grandchildren: Ross Berggren of Kearney, Carl Berggren of Gretna and Sidney Berggren of Maple Grove, MN; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Morris who passed away December 17, 2008; her parents; brothers: Clifton, Curtis and Rolland Johnson; sisters: Merna Nowell, infant sister Margaret Johnson, Elnore Hanson, Blanche Schofield, Bonnie Beth Johnson, Rogene Dickson, Wanda Larson and Shirley Morris.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.
Dubas Funeral Home of Stromsburg and Osceola has been entrusted with arrangements.
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