Kathryn Marie Hardenberger, 73, of Falls City, Nebraska was born May 28, 1946, in Falls City, Nebraska to William and Almeda (Strauss) Gruber. She was raised in Falls City and received all of her schooling there. Kathryn graduated from Falls City High School with the class of 1965. She helped on the family farm and worked at the Campbell Soup Company in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
She married Clayton E. Hardenberger on September 24, 1967. They were married for 46 years before his death. Kathryn enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening and spending time with her family.
Kathryn was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 20th and Towle Street in Falls City. She passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Bryan LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of seventy-three years, seven months and five days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clayton, grandson Collin Hardenberger, a brother John Gruber and daughters-in-law Shauna and Nancy Hardenberger.
Kathryn is survived by her loving children, Bill (Cheryl) Hardenberger of rural Falls City, Rick Hardenberger of Lockwood, MO; Cheryl (Jim) Hall of Falls City, Doug (Heather) Hardenberger of Maumelle, AR; David Hardenberger of Cairo, NE; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives, friends and people that knew her as “grandma.”
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 20th & Towle Street in Falls City with Pastor Andrew Chavanak officiating.
Visitation was from 1 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at The Hall Funeral Home, 2403 Harlan Street, in Falls City. Family greeted friends from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed services at The Steele Cemetery in Falls City.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.
Condolences can be shared online at www.hallfuneral.net.
Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Home-2403 Harlan ST.-Falls City, NE 68355 (402) 245-3131.