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Kutschkau Hyde, 71, of Grand Island,
died Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. .
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, in Trinity United Methodist Church. Reverend
Jay Vetter will officiate. Burial will follow in Phillips Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
JoAnn was born September 9, 1937 in Denver, CO, the daughter of Leroy
and Rhea (Schroll) Kutschkau.
Survivors are her husband, Ron; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhea
Jo and Dave Runge of Yankton, SD and Kim and Jeff Mitchell of Grand Island
and sister, Janice L. McMullen of Grand Island.
Also left to cherish her memory are four granddaughters, Amanda J. Matthiessen,
Jennifer L. Matthiessen, Samantha J. Mitchell and Baileigh M. Mitchell;
a great granddaughter, Akela Mae Matthiessen; a great grandson, Noah
Roger Matthiessen; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Karen and Larry
Fagen of Hampton, NE, Joann and Lee Gilsdorf of Merced, CA, Dale Hyde
of Aurora, NE, Gerald and Dawn Hyde of Parker, CO and Dorothea Hyde of
Aurora, NE and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
JoAnn was raised in Grand Island where she graduated from Grand Island
Senior High, class of 1957. She graduated from Barnes School of
Commerce in Denver, attaining an Executive Secretarial Certificate.
Joann married Larry Remmers in Denver, CO in 1958. In 1970, she
married Roland Hyde. During her working career she served as Executive
Secretary for a number of organizations, retiring in late 2002 from Saint
Francis Medical Center.
She was active in Professional Secretaries International when the chapter
was active in Grand Island, including serving a term as President. She
was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of the Board
of Trustees and enjoyed serving as liturgist for the early morning service.
enjoyed spending time with her grand children and great grandchildren,
who brought her great joy, as well as many fishing adventures with
her husband Ron.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church
or Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation.