George Wilbur Stukenholtz, age 86 of Nebraska City passed away Aug. 27, 2017, at The Arbors Assisted Living in Lincoln.  
George was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Nebraska City, the son of Wilbur and Anna Stukenholtz.  
George lived in rural Nebraska City his entire life, attending Harmony School District 53 and graduating from Nebraska City High School.  
While in school, he played in the band and participated in several sports.  
George was baptized and confirmed in the Bethel United Church of Christ where he served on the Church Council and Spiritual Council.
He was a Past President of the Harmony School District No. 53 Board
and was a longtime Secretary/ Treasurer of Nebraska Lodge No. 1, I.O.O.F (International Order of Odd Fellows), which was the oldest lodge in the state.  
Later in life he became an avid hunter and learned to golf, enjoying playing with friends, family and in local leagues.  
He married Deloris Smith in 1951 and they were married for 48 years until her death in 1999.  George farmed in rural
Nebraska City most of his life with his son and grandsons.  
He also worked at Allied Chemical for 28 years until his retirement in 1984.
Survivors include his sons, Greg Stukenholtz and wife Barb of Nebraska City, Kevin Stukenholtz and wife Judy of Wahoo, David Stukenholtz of Bellevue; daughter, Deanna Haverty and husband Pat of Lincoln; grandchildren, Stephanie Bellamy, Julie Lausterer, Carrie Ferguson, Lindsey Becerra, Carmen Stukenholtz, Amber Griego, Heath Stukenholtz, Curt Stukenholtz, Cliff Stukenholtz, Cole Stukenholtz, Craig Haverty and Brent Haverty; 20 great grandchildren; sisters in law, Joyce Stukenholtz of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Donella Cruikshank of Brock; step brother, Jim Sullivan and wife Judy of Lincoln; many other relatives and friends.  
George was preceded in death by his parents; wife and brothers, Dale and Stanley; step mother, Lois; and brother in law, Dean Cruikshank.
Funeral services were to be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City with burial in Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Visitations were to be Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Nebraska Chapter in Lincoln.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.  
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.