Farming Rural 17

Willard A Zastrow

April 9, 1932 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 89)


Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at St Johns Lutheran Church, Cordova, with Pastor Brian Tuma officiating.  Interment is in Zastrow Cemetery, Cordova.  Visitation is Monday 1-8:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home, Friend, with family receiving relatives and friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Memorials have been established to St Johns Lutheran Church or to the Zastrow Cemetery.   Pallbearers are Paul Segner, Rick Vaught, Lance Larsen, Doug Anderson, Tracy Zastrow and Randy Zastrow. 


Willard Alvin Zastrow was born April 9, 1932 on a farm east of Cordova, Nebraska to Otto and Alice (Foreman) Zastrow and passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Tabitha of Crete at the age of 89. 

Willard attended a country school near Cordova and served in the national guard for 8 years. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Sternberg on February 24, 1957 and to this union two sons were born, Duane and Brian.    Willard farmed for his uncle and later was employed with Milton Implement and driving a truck for S&A Trucking, later becoming Noler Trucking, hauling cattle and grain to many different states.  He retired in 1997 and enjoyed from time to time watching the farming operation. 

Willard was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church, Cordova.

Survivors include his son, Brian, Cordova, a brother, Robert, Lincoln, a sister-in-law, Carol Sternberg, Cordova, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lorraine in 2019, son, Duane, in 2004, and a sister, Shirley Reeder.  

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May 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Funeral Service
May 11, 2021

10:30 AM
St John's Lutheran Church
200 Paris St
Cordova, NE 68330

Graveside Service
May 11, 2021

11:30 AM
Zastrow Cemetery
Rural Cordova
Cordova, NE 68330

Please note
Family will receive relatives and friends Monday evening at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m. Viewing also available on Tuesday morning 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Food and fellowship will be served following the graveside back at the church.
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