Joan M. Naber

Aug. 5, 1960 – June 14, 2022


Joan Marie Naber, of Waco, was born Aug. 5, 1960, to Edwin and Lavonne (Woelber) Duer in Seward.

She graduated from Seward High School in 1978. She then attended Bryan School of Nursing, where she received her nursing degree. On Nov. 28, 1981, Joan was united in marriage to Wayne Naber at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Staplehurst. She worked as an R.N. at York General Hospital. In her free time, she enjoyed watching Husker volleyball, gardening, growing flowers and volunteering. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and church activities. In 2010, she received the honor of Ms. Wheelchair Nebraska. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica. Joan passed away June 14, 2022, at her home in Waco, at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 9 days.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Naber of Waco; parents, Edwin and Lavonne Duer; son, Kyle (Heather) Naber of Waco; daughters, Aimee (Ryan) Eckstein of Elkhorn, Kelly (Jared) Dana of Utica; grandchildren, Addison, Jade, Nolan and Conner; sisters, Lori (Mike) Sheehan and Ruth Hatcher; brother, Paul (Ginelle) Duer; brothers-in-law, Clyde (Helen) Naber and Neil (Erma) Naber; numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harlan and Mildred Naber and grandson, Aydan Naber.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica with interment at the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery near Waco. Memorials contributions are suggested in care of the Naber family. Condolences may be left for the family online at