Duane L. Stromer, 85

September 9, 1935 - December 14, 2020

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.

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. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler
Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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.


Son: Matt Stromer – Kansas City, MO

Daughters: Kay Nichols – Issaquah, WA
Susan Stromer – Tampa, FL

Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Carey – Seattle, WA
Jillian Nichols – Mercer Island, WA
Sam Stromer – Kansas City, MO

Great Grandchildren: Cooper Carey – Seattle, WA