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Stanley J. Rihanek, 88, born on June 16, 1929, in Pender, Nebraska, to James S. and Stella (Sahs) Rihanek.
Graduated from Thurston High School and attended Wayne State College. Then served in the US Navy during the Korean War. After 4 years in the Navy, Stan and Carolyn returned to the family farm near Thurston, NE for 39 years. Stan also served in Gideons International Ministries for 55 years. Stan was active in various churches with leading, preaching, and serving. Stan and Carolyn retired to Lincoln in 1991.
Married Carolyn Alsop on July 12, 1952, and to this union was born Gary (Pamela) Rihanek, Lincoln; William (Terri) Rihanek, Apple Valley, MN; Philip (Gema) Rihanek, Lincoln; daughter Joyce Rihanek, Edwards, CO; grandchildren Darin (Christie) Rihanek; Rachel (Nate) Burnett; Amy Rihanek; Nicole Rihanek; Jenna (Jared) Vitosh; Meghan (Jack) Ehrke; and also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings, Ruth (Gene) Novak; Amy (Leon) Hammack; Barbara Mc Guire.
Preceded in death by his parents; 3 great-grandchildren, and 7 siblings.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE from 4 to 6 pm.
Funeral Service will be held at Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege, Lincoln, NE on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 11:00 am. Memorials to Gideons International Ministries or donor's choice.