William “Bill” M. Stenger

William “Bill” Mark Stenger

June 11, 1940 ~ April 4, 2019

Age 78

William (Bill) Mark Stenger was born on June 11, 1940 in Lindsay, NE, to Angela and Bill Stenger. He graduated high school, immediately enlisting in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska. After returning home from the Army, he met the love of his life, Bernice (BC) Krings from Humphrey, NE. They married in Humphrey, NE, on June 8, 1963, and made their home in Kearney, where Bill attended college.  After graduating from Kearney State College, they stayed in Kearney and started their family, before moving to Grand Island, NE, in 1971.  In Grand Island, Bill owned an accounting firm and also started selling real estate. After several years in Grand Island and the birth of two more children, they moved to Bellevue, NE, in 1975 where he worked as a realtor for 40 years. Bill enjoyed gardening and was an avid Husker fan, hosting tailgates, attending football games and going to Husker film nights each week.  He loved boating and entertaining his family and friends at their lake cabin at Hansen Lake. He was a doting and loving grandfather with a contagious energy for life and fun, who would prioritize spending time with his nine grandchildren above all else. In retirement, he returned to his childhood roots, purchasing two farms in southwestern Iowa. He loved the land and being outdoors making trips to his farms several times a week. He shared that love of the land with his children and grandchildren who he would frequently invite along for family adventure at the farm, four wheeling or riding in the tractor. He was a man of great integrity, with a generous spirit, a passion for life and love for his family and friends.  He will be dearly missed.

Preceded in death by his parents, William and Angela Stenger; siblings, Mary Jane, Madonna, Jacqueline, Adrian, Richard and Mary Jo Stenger; brother-in-law, Gary Boettcher and sister-in-law Mary Jane O’Gara.

Survived by his wife of 55 years, Bernice; children, Christine Bleske (Brett), Michael Stenger (Stacy), Robert Stenger (Stacey), Stacy Flege (Shawn); grandchildren Cole, Callie, Noah, Ashley, Aidan, Sam, Lily, Will and Elle.

Reception of Friends Tuesday, April 16th, 5:00-6:30 p.m., with Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Memorial Mass Wednesday, April 17th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue.

Inurnment Wednesday, April 17th, 1:00 p.m., Omaha National Cemetery

Military Honors  United States Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 331

Memorials to be directed by the family.


  • Joanne and Dave Sjostedt Posted April 7, 2019 5:44 am

    Prayers and thoughts with you all.! Rest In heavenly peace!

  • Darrel p or Darlene Arlt Posted April 7, 2019 8:05 am

    May he rest in peace and the Lord bring him home

  • Darrel p or Darlene Arlt Posted April 7, 2019 10:26 am

    My prayers are with Bill & family. May God bring him home

  • Cliff Bedell Posted April 7, 2019 12:24 pm

    My prayers for your family

  • Becky and Michael Hall Posted April 9, 2019 11:57 am

    We are so sorry for your great loss! Bill was such a wonderful man and it was a pleasure to know him. He will be missed!

  • Ivan Backes Posted April 10, 2019 8:06 am

    A great guy. Condolences to the family

  • Ivan Backes Posted April 10, 2019 8:06 am

    A great guy. Our sympathy’s

  • Ivan And Sheila Backes Posted April 10, 2019 8:07 am

    A great guy. Our sympathy’s

  • Jay Parton Posted April 10, 2019 11:07 am

    My heartfelt condolences for the Stenger family, I had the wonderful experience to hang out with Bill on many of his trips to Las Vegas, I always enjoy our talk about Husker and Sooner football, truly a great man to know. He will missed by all family and friends. God Bless the family. 🙏🏻

  • Elroy Trottu Posted April 10, 2019 12:37 pm

    He was a great man. He always sharpen my lawn mower blade. He would only charge me a couple of six packs of Budweiser. He will be truly missed.

  • Dave Shillinglaw Posted April 10, 2019 4:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was warm, kind man. Never afraid to say hello. He will be missed.

  • John Estopinan Posted April 10, 2019 5:49 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Robert..Prayers go out to you and your family

  • Jo & Joe Breault Posted April 11, 2019 6:29 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Anita Sheldon Posted April 11, 2019 10:28 am

    May he rest in peace .

  • Jim & Ann Albracht Posted April 13, 2019 6:45 pm

    Bill was a great and fun guy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

  • Kevin and Vicky Smith and Family Posted April 14, 2019 4:10 pm

    We are saddened by the loss of your father and grandfather. He was always so friendly and always smiled and said hello. Please accept our prayers and condolences for the great example he set and a life well lived.

  • Linda O Craig Posted April 16, 2019 6:15 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful real estate agent and friend. He was generous and willing to help and always so much fun. Although I haven’t been in Bellevue for awhile, I have rich and wonderful memories of my time as an agent at Century 21 Century with Bill. He will be missed.

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