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April 9, 1932 - January 11, 2014

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Kathryn Surman, 81, of West Point died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at West Point Living Center. Memorial Mass will be 10:30am Saturday January 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Guild Rosary will be 1:30pm Friday January 24, and Wake Service will be 7:00pm Friday January 24, both at Stokely Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 9:00am until 8:00pm Friday January 24, at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Kathryn E. Graber was born April 9, 1932 in Wisner to Henry and Clara (Hanrahan) Graber. She attended Wisner elementary country school #66 and graduated from Wisner High School in 1950. In July 1952, Kathryn married Wilfred Surman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wisner. The couple raised their family in West Point. Kathryn was employed as a nurse’s aide at St. Francis Hospital, was a caregiver, and enjoyed vegetable gardening. Kathryn was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Survivors include daughter Debra (Dennis) Rutar of Beemer; sons Thomas of Elkhorn, Greg of Lincoln, Paul of West Point, and Duane of Birmingham, AL; sisters Mary Truman of Norfolk, Margaret Elton of Norfolk, Janet Bradley of Huntington Beach, CA, and Rita (Ralph) Petersen of Omaha; grandchildren Shad and Brad Surman, Jesse and Justin Rutar; great-grandchildren Riley Surman, Allie and Karlie Rutar. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wilfred in April 1985; and sister Alice Meyer in January 2006. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit Kathryn’s living obituary at