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Shirley Claudine (Lechner) Mead

July 4, 1938 ~ October 6, 2021 (age 83)


Shirley C. Mead, age 83 of Nebraska City, passed away early Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City.

Shirley Claudine Mead was born on July 4, 1938 at the former Brown’s Hospital in Nebraska City; the daughter of Otmar Frank and Dorothy Claudine (Gibson) Lechner.  She grew up and attended school in Nebraska City and graduated from Nebraska City High School with the Class of 1956.

On July 26, 1957, she was united in marriage to Thomas O. Mead in Nebraska City, NE and to this union three sons were born:  Thomas, Robert, and Bradley.   

Shirley worked at American Meter Company in Nebraska City for some 35 years before retiring.  She was a member of T.O.P.S.

She is survived by her husband Tom Mead of Nebr. City; sons:  Bob Mead and wife Loretta of Omaha, NE and Brad Mead and wife Susan of Wayne, NE; daughter-in-law Ann Marie Mead of Ft. Collins, CO; seven grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brother Glen Lechner and wife Peggy of Nebr. City and sister-in-law Carol Lechner of Lincoln, NE; other family and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death her son Thomas O. Mead in 2014; one grandson Bryan Mead in 1982; her brother Garry Lechner in 2016 as well as parents.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday (10/10) at the mortuary.

Memorials may be given to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or to the family.

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October 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
October 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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