December 7, 1933 - November 10, 2017
Neola Mae Kinberg, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on November 10, 2017. Neola was born December 7, 1933 in Osceola to Orra and Violet (Lindblade) Garretson. She grew up on a farm with five older siblings. Neola graduated from Silver Creek High School and went on to obtain her teaching degree from Kearney State. She taught elementary classes in Lincoln for several years and continually taught her family the values of determination and perseverance.
Neola met her husband, Delano Kinberg, while attending a dance at Clarks. They were married in Stromsburg and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2017. Neola had many interests. She sold Avon for years just to keep in touch with her friends. After raising two sons, Neola loved showering her three granddaughters with perfume, makeup and jewelry. More recently, she became an avid Lincoln Stars fan and could be seen in the Galaxy Club celebrating goals.
Neola had a wonderful sense of humor and especially loved to tease. Every April Fool's Day, her family would fall for the old “cardinal in the window.' In her later years, Neola became an advocate for stroke and brain aneurysm awareness.
Neola is survived by her husband, Del; sons, Kirk (Jo) Kinberg, Craig Kinberg; granddaughters, Erin (David) Panowicz, Hannah (Alex) Neuhaus, Kelsey Kinberg; sister, Marge Schnoor; sister-in-law, Mardella Garretson; brother-in-law, Larry Kinberg; many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Neola's life will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13, at Christ United Methodist Church. Pastor Bob Neben will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation will be from, 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Madonna Foundation or Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.