Sharyl Kimminau

WOOD RIVER — Sharyl Kimminau, 76, of Wood River died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River. The family requests everyone wear bright colors. Pastor Brad Jepsen will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the Wood River Cemetery.

Visitation gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in Wood River. Memorials are suggested to the Maltman Memorial Library or the Wood River Fire Department. Online condolences may be directed to

Sharyl was born June 18, 1942, in Hastings to Harry and Fern (Utecht) Baker. She grew up in Hastings and the family moved to Harvard when she started high school. She graduated from Harvard High in 1960.

On May 21, 1960, she was united in marriage to Bernard Kimminau at Harvard. The couple lived in Grand Island and Superior. They moved to Wood River in 1974. Sharyl worked for Hall County Head Start for 27 years.

Sharyl attended the Wood River Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Christian Women’s Group in Wood River and the Maltman Memorial Library Board. Sharyl had a passion for reading and always had a book with her. She enjoyed cross-stitching and made numerous baby quilts. Supporting her children and grandchildren in all their activities kept her busy, along with watching Nebraska football and volleyball. Sharyl also enjoyed being out in her yard and taking care of her garden and flowers.

Survivors include her children, Eva Heminger of Wood River, Ann (Kevin) Krzycki of Sanger, Texas, and David Kimminau of Grand Island; grandchildren, Nicholas and Adam Thompson, Jon Heminger, Lindsay Krzycki, Jordan Harders, Cydney Weiss and Kyla Kimminau; great-

grandchildren, Brodi and London Thompson, Sean, Danyka and Jaxdyn Heminger, Quinn and Taylor Harders, and Peyton and Brixten Krzycki; and a brother-in-law, Don Kimminau of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 2017; parents; stepfather, George Rees; sister, Brenda (Jesse) Pittman; brother, Dale Baker; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Hoins and Lorna Kimminau; and son-in-law, Bob Heminger.

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