Albert Wonderly

Albert Lanny Wonderly, age 80, of Elwood, died  Thursday, March 1, 2018 at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe.


A Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Elwood Funeral Home, Elwood, with Pastor Phyllis Dunlop, officiating. Inurnment will be at the Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, with military rites given by the Elwood American Legion and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.


There will be no viewing or visitation.


Lanny was born April 14, 1937 in Imperial, to Ellsworth and Hazel (Ellis) Wonderly.


He grew up with many siblings. On April 13, 1956 joined the U.S. Air Force and served until April 12, 1960. While serving he met his wife Anita. They had four daughters; Glenda, Cindy, Bonnie, and Deanna Sue. They settled in Colorado where Lanny worked with the City of Denver, a bottling company and retired from Sundstrand Company. Lanny and Anita later divorced.


Lanny loved his family, music, and played guitar, harmonica, and the keyboard. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. He moved to Elwood during his retirement years to relax and fish at the Elwood Reservoir and Johnson Lake. He also worked for the Elwood Public School and City of Elwood to keep busy.


He is preceded in death by, his parents, Ellsworth and Hazel. Brothers, Virgil, Charles (Rex), Ellsworth Jr. (Red), Donald, Edward and James. Sisters, Lela, Doris and Lois,daughter, Deanna Sue (Wonderly) Palmer.


He is survived by daughters, Glenda (Wonderly) Montez, Cindy (Wonderly) Bigger and Bonnie Wonderly; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.


A special thank you to Elwood Care Center and C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center for their care.


Elwood Funeral Home, Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.

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