Former Hastings resident Duane L. Stromer, 85, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, in Overland Park, KS.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 28th, at Butler Volland Funeral Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Hastings Senior High School. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/lbvfh .
For the health and safety of others, facemasks are required for those attending the funeral. Your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If necessary, pens are available.
Duane was born September 9, 1935 on the family farm outside of Glenvil, NE to Walter W. & Leta (Reiboldt) Stromer. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1953. Following high school Duane served in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. After undergrad, Duane attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA while working at Pittsburgh/Des Moines Steel Company. In 1966, Duane graduated with his law degree from the University of Denver Law School in Denver, CO. While attending law school Duane worked as an engineer for Stearns Rodgers Engineering and The Martin Company in Denver.
Duane “Stovie” Stromer was married to Carolyn “Cee-Cee” Conway with who he had three children and settled in Hastings to raise his family. While in Hastings Duane practiced law for Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. before going into private practice. Duane was the City Attorney for Hastings for a number of years before the family relocated to Lincoln in 1975. In 1982, Duane continued his law career in Colorado where he had a private practice and was the City Attorney for Frisco, CO. While in Frisco Duane was an active member, and a past President, of the Summit County Rotary Club. Duane semi-retired in 1997 and resided in Denver, CO. Duane was proceeded in death by his parents and wife, JoAnn Kean, who he married in 1998.
Matt Stromer – Kansas City, MO
Kay Nichols – Issaquah, WA
Susan Stromer - Tampa, FL
Kaitlyn Carey – Seattle, WA
Jillian Nichols – Mercer Island, WA
Sam Stromer – Kansas City, MO
Cooper Carey – Seattle, WA