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Steven E. Delay

August 31, 1944 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 77)

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Obit Steven E. Delay-77

of Hebron, NE


Steven E. Delay was born August 31, 1944 in Hastings, NE. Steven departed this life Wednesday

March 23, 2022 at Bryan-East Hospital in Lincoln, NE at the age of 77 years.


In his younger years he attended Guide Rock Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1962. During his time in Guide Rock at his father’s grocery store, he dealt with putting his fingers into rotten potatoes and onions, cleaning up broken honey jars, and dodging tropical spiders and snakes coming out of wooden banana crates. He did learn how to count change back to customers.


He earned a BA in Education in 1966 and a MS in Education in 1970 from Kearney State College

and did graduate work at South Dakota State University, the University of Wyoming and the

University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


During his educational career in Nebraska, he taught at Wheatland High School in Madrid, NE, Holstein, and over 30 years in Hebron.


Delay was a life-long member of the National Education Association and the Nebraska State

Education Association. He was also a past member of the Hebron Lions Club, past member and

president of the Thayer County Historical Society, a past member of the Hebron Library Board. He was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church; the Thayer County Visitors Committee; the

Arts Council of Thayer County(Save the Majestic Theater) and his investment club.


Cooking, historical research, and football were his favorite activities along with trying to get the

Hebron High Bears football coach to throw a forward pass as part of the game plan. He also

enjoyed pushing his liberal views onto the conservative members of his coffee club.


Preceding him in death were his parents: Earl and Amelia(Boom)Delay, half-brother: Arden Delay

killed in World War II, and his brother: Billie E. Delay, half-sister: Earlene Delay and sister-in-law:

Brigitte Delay.


Survivors include his sister: Joanne Kennedy of Fort Collins, CO; sister-in-law: Cheri Delay of

Hastings, NE; and brother: John Delay of Eugene, OR; nieces: Patricia(Jim)Knutson of

Camarillo, CA; Kathy(Jeff)Gordon of Evansville, IN; Chris(Chuck)Wing of Longmont, CO;

Casey Tracy of Hastings, NE and step-niece: Lori(Dean)Homstad of Springdale, AR, and Nicole

(Terry)Burton of Omaha, NE; nephews: Michael(Karen)Kennedy of Amarillo, TX and Kelly

(Barb)Kennedy of Lyons, CO, Paul Dyer of Aurora, CO, many great-nieces and great-nephews,

and the Boom cousins.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 11 AM at the Presbyterian Church in

Hebron. Officiant will be Steven’s great nephew Douglas Kennedy. Visitation will be Sunday, March 27 at Kroll Funeral Home in Hebron from 2pm to 6pm. Casket bearers; Kent Cottam,    Dan Werner, Dan Desmond, Les Hill, Vic Jacobson, Randy Mesloh, honorary casket bearers; Rich Hoins, Bob Bacon, and Bob Fischer, special recorded music selected “Walk Don’t Run” and “Telestar” by Ventures. Interment will follow the lunch at Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock, NE. Condolences may be left at Memorials may be sent to Chris Wing(1310 19th Ave. of Longmont, CO. 80501). Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is conducting the services.

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March 27, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kroll Funeral Home-Hebron
330 N. 5th St.
Hebron, NE 68370

Funeral Service
March 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Presbyterian Church-Hebron
140 N. 5th St.
Hebron, NE 68370

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