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Shirley Saner

April 17, 1934 — August 9, 2023

Shirley Saner age 89 of Dunning, NE passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at the Tiffany Square Home in Grand Island, NE.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Open Bible Church in Dunning, NE with Pastor Doug Saner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Dunning Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 14th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with time to greet the family from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Shirley J. Saner was born April 17, 1934, at the family ranch Northeast of Dunning, NE to Glenn and Laura (Daddow) Houder. She grew up on the ranch, then graduating from Dunning High School as the Salutatorian of her class.

Shirley then married her childhood sweetheart Donald Saner on November 11, 1951, the couple had five children together Steve, Donna, Connie, Leslie, and RaeAnn. The couple was married for 67 years before Don’s passing May 22, 2019.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents Glenn and Laura Houder, brother Leland Houder, father, and mother-in-law Harley and Laura Saner, grandson Jason Saner, son-in-law Floyd Lehmann, brothers-in-law Jim Saner, Ben Saner, Dale Zimmerman, Tom Sierks, and Clarence Duryea, sisters-in-law Delila Zimmerman, Hazel Duryea, Lorraine Clouse, and Mary Saner.

Shirley is survived by three daughters Donna Bottom, Connie (Butch) Douglas, and RaeAnn Lehmann, two sons Steve (Clara) Saner, and Les (Connie) Saner, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, sisters-in-law Vivian Saner, Doris Sierks, Lois Houder, and Mary Saner, and several nieces and nephews.

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