Frank J. Stehno, age 70, of Stratton, NE passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, NE.
Frank was born October, 25, 1948 in Stratton to Raymond and Adeline (Janousek) Stehno. He was raised on a farm north of Stratton and lived his life as a lifelong farmer.
Frank attended school in Stratton, graduating from Stratton High School with the Class of 1966. He went on to attend McCook Community College, graduating in 1968.
Frank was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.
Frank married Patricia (Hartman) Stehno on April 3, 1976 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stratton. The couple was blessed with two sons, Brent and Brian.
Frank was an active member of St Joseph and a Charter Member of the Benkelman – Stratton Knights of Columbus. He served on several school boards over the course of twelve years; Stratton, Lakeside Central and Dundy County Stratton. Frank also served on the Grandview Senior Center Board and the Stratton Cemetery Board. He was a member of the Stratton American Legion Post, the Stratton Chamber of Commerce, as well as a lifetime member of the VFW. In 2007, Frank and Pat received the Conservation Award from the Middle Republican Natural Resources District.
Frank very faithfully donated blood to the American Red Cross. He had donated around 16 gallon before being diagnosed with ALS in December of 2017. Frank found great comfort in his faith after his diagnosis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Adeline Stehno, uncle Eddie Stehno (who he was very close too), mother and father in law Wilbur Hartman and Velda Hartman, and brother in law Keith Moreland.
Frank is survived by his wife Pat Stehno of Stratton, sons Brent (Darr) Stehno of Culbertson, NE, Brian (Ashley) Stehno of Stratton, four sisters, Karen (Kenneth) Stute of Holdrege,NE, Janet (Gary) Faimon of Perry, KS, Linda (Bob) Wilkinson of North Platte, NE, Anita (Gerard) Pochop of Atwood, KS, sister in law Cheryl Moreland of McCook, grandchildren, Lesley Stehno, Alex Stehno, Emily Stehno, Chloe Stehno, Isabelle Stehno, Blake Nickerson, Bailey Stehno, Adam Stehno and Kinsley Stehno, as well as other extended family members and friends.