Iola Ruth Huffman

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Iola Huffman will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell, Nebraska, with Pastor Gale Dorn officiating.

The memorial service will be livestreamed via the Axtell Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page.

Iola Ruth Huffman, 89 years of age, of Axtell, died on Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society Co- lonial Villa in Alma, Nebraska.

On December 25, 1953, Iola was united in marriage to Lawrence Huffman at her family farm south of Last Chance, Colorado. The couple was blessed with four children: Olaf Steven in 1954, Tina Ingrid in 1955, Law- rence Stanley in 1957 and Cynthia Mae in 1959. The cou- ple spent the early years of their married life in Limon until they moved in 1962 to Axtell, where they made their home until the present day.

She is survived by her two sons: Olaf “Oly” Huffman and his wife, Tresa; and Stan Huffman and his wife, Kris- tin all of Axtell; two daughters: Tina Landen and her husband, Mike of Alma, Nebraska; and Cindy Boehler of Alma and special friend, Terry Ostrander of Kearney, Ne- braska; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family members.

There will not be visitation, viewing, or memorial book signing the evening prior to the memorial service. The family has chosen cremation.

Memorials are suggested to the Axtell Trinity Luther- an Church, the Axtell Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and the Axtell Public Library.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.