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WESLACO – James "Jim" Eugene Steward, 81, was born March 15, 1938, to Verna (Seibert) Steward and C. Gordon Steward in Lewellen, Nebraska. He passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Valley Grande Manor in Weslaco, Texas. Jim attended school in Lewellen Rural High School in 1956. He attended Nebraska Weslyn, Chadron State- BA, Ma, and UNL Dr. Program.
In 1960, he married Mary Jean Krajewski and to his union two daughters, Lou Ann and Lori, were born. He taught in rural Devil county and Garden county, and at a high school in Chappel and Ogallala. He ended his teaching career after teaching 35 years at McCook Community College. After retiring, the Stewards moved to Lincoln, NE. They have wintered in Weslaco, Texas, the last seventeen years. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Jean; daughters, Lou Ann Lou Ann Hoehner and Lori (Gary Kratochuil) Steward; granddaughters, Lindsey Hoehner, Bonnie Lawrence, Christen Hoehner, and Catlyn Kratochuil; brother, Kenny (Mona) Steward; nephew, Greg (Megan) Steward; nieces, Ashley (L.J.) Gallentine and Megan Steward; and aunt, Janice Seibert. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Elan Steward; and in-laws, Louis and Pearl Krajewski.
Burial will take place at a later date at Ash Hollow State Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to:
Mary Jane Steward
715 N. Westgate, #302
Weslaco, TX 78596