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Joan Mae Stamer

March 11, 1933 — May 30, 2023

Grand Island

Joan Mae Stamer

Grand Island resident at Primrose, Joan Mae Stamer, 90, a devoted Christian, loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma and friend, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at CHI Health – St. Francis, Grand Island, NE. Her unwavering faith, compassionate heart, and dedication to her family and community touched the lives of many. Joan’s legacy of love and her commitmnet to Christ will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew her.  


Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Spirit of Life Church in Grand Island with Pastor Tim Kilstrom officiating. Burial will be at Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with family present Thursday, June 1, at Livingston Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island. Memorials may be given to Spirit of Life Church. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Joan’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Joan was born March 11, 1933, in Hastings, NE to Don & Laura (Land) Karr. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1951. Joan married Leo C. Stamer on November 1, 1952; he preceded her in death on February 7, 2014. Joan was a homemaker, waitress at Driesbachs and Blue Moon, and served lunch for Grand Island Public Schools at Stolley Park School.


Joan’s love for God and her desire to follow in the footsteps of Christ guided her throughout her life.  Joan was a shining example of a faithful servant. She was a devoted member of Spirit of Life Church in Grand Island and loved sharing the message of Jesus to everyone she encountered. Family was at the center of Joan’s life. She married the love of her life, Leo C. Stamer, on November 1, 1952 in Hastings, NE. Together; they built a loving marriage and were blessed with four children: Cindy (Randy) Evans, Leo (Jody) Stamer, Steve Stamer and Brian Stamer. As a grandma, Joan loved her grandchildren; she also loved her great grandchildren dearly. Joan’s legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched. She was a beacon of light, sharing the love of Christ with everyone she encountered. Her unwavering faith and steadfast commitment to God’s teachings were an inspiration to all who witnessed her devotion.


Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo C. Stamer; son, Steve Stamer; and brothers, Jim Karr and Dale Karr.   



Daughter & Son-in-law:        
    Cindy & Randy Evans – Grand Island, NE

Sons & Daughter-in-law:      
    Leo D. & Jody Stamer – Grand Island, NE

    Brian Jon Stamer – Des Moines, IA

    Keely & Tim Frame – Gretna, NE

    Dr. Cody & Katie Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Dusty & Tasha Stamer – Gretna, NE

    Levi & Brittany Stamer – Grand Island, NE

    Lily Stamer – Des Moines, IA

    Zev Stamer – Des Moines, IA

    Cole Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Addie Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Cohen Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Finley Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Blythe Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Sloane Evans – Grand Island, NE

    Ensley Frame – Gretna, NE

    Faith Frame – Gretna, NE

    Natalie Stamer – Gretna, NE

    Everly Stamer – Gretna, NE

    Sam Stamer – Grand Island, NE

    Leo Stamer – Grand Island, NE

Twin Sister:                           
    Diane (Karr) Webb – Grand Island, NE

Siblings & Spouse:                
    Judy (Karr) & John Rairigh – Enterprise, AL

Many Nieces & Nephews             

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Past Services


Thursday, June 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services

601 N Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

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Friday, June 2, 2023

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