Albina Kellner
Date of Birth
May 20, 1928
Rural Brainard, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 9, 2024
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, February 19, 2024 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Church ~ Touhy, Nebraska
Interment at St. Vitus Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, February 18, 2024
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Vitus Catholic Church or to the family.

Albina Kellner, 95 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 9, 2024 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born May 20, 1928 on a farm near Brainard, NE to John and Anna (Benes) Scholz.  Albina attended Brainard High School and District #48 Country School.  On April 27, 1949 Albina was united in marriage to Cyril Kellner at St. Luke Catholic Church in Loma, NE.  The couple lived on a farm for over 50 years before moving to Wahoo in 2002.

Albina was a member of St. Vitus Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary #308 in Weston, where she held many offices and a member of the Green Acres Extension Club.  She enjoyed baking, especially kolaches and pies, gardening, canning and sewing.

She is survived by her daughters and spouses, Margaret (William Brundies) McMullen of Livingston, TX, Irene Scheidt of Prescott, AZ, Bernice (Dave) Schiller of Prescott, AZ and Ruth Ann (Mike) Royse of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Angela (Darrin) McMullen Gunn, Patrick (Shelley) McMullen, Zach (Ryan) Royse, Alicia (Jordan) Zlomke, Trenton (Becca) Royse, Madison Royse; great-grandchildren, Lucian and Sarah Gunn, Alana, Braxton Cecelia and Deklan McMullen, Jillian, Calli and Aidan Royse, Oliver Zlomke, Skyler and Brooklyn Royse; sisters-in-law, Shirley Scholz and Lillian Bohaty; brother-in-law, James Kellner; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril “Cy” Kellner, parents, John and Anna Scholz; sisters, Lillian Hennessey, Helen Kellner and Ann Kavan; brothers, Adolph, Rudolph, Ernest, John and George Scholz; sons-in-law, Lowell “Luke” McMullen and Ed Scheidt; great-grandson, David Zlomke.

Condolences for Albina Kellner
  1. Margie Sabatka McNair
    • February 12, 2024 - 3 weeks ago

    My sympathy to all of Albina’s family at this sad time. Cy & Albina were great neighbors & friends to us and both so kind and sweet. As a kid, my fondest memories of Albina was her baking in her kitchen. Always generous to offer her goodies, smiling and talking, then always offering you more to eat. She was such a sweetheart and you also see the same in her daughters. May you rest in God’s arms Albina.

  2. Sharon Scharf Spier
    • February 18, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    I have such fond memories of the friendliness and kindness of both your Mom and Dad and entire family. This included visits to your home for 4H meetings, school at District 49 and church and CD at St Vitus. Your Mom was always so outgoing and friendly. I’m glad they both lived a happy and long life.

  3. Keni Anderson and Erin Hanson
    • February 18, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    It was both a privilege and honor to have met and been friends with Albina and Cy. They kindly opened their home and shared their lives, full of wisdom and grace. Even though they had a large family of their own, they made room for our little one as our relatives were in different areas of the country.

    Mrs. Kellner was warm, friendly and caring to all. She had a memory that could can only be described as encyclopedic. She knew names, families, ages, birthdays, histories – seemingly of everyone. For those who require a cell phone to function, it was a marvel.

    The Kellners – and it’s difficult to mention Albina without Cy – appreciated what mattered in life -> laughter and love, family and friends, all sharing this journey called life.

    Mrs. K, as she was affectionately called, was a thoughtful woman. And the kind of person who didn’t want you to feel badly if you were less thoughtful or forgot something. She made ordinary things interesting, and would fill a plain cupcake with sweetened cream cheese and say there was a surprise inside – then generously share her recipes.

    The Kellners would thank you if you sent a postcard, something most people read and set aside or throw away. Mrs. K understood when you complained about high prices at the grocery store, or said you were embarrassed about something. She looked out for her neighbors and community. She shared photos. Once in a while she’d say she missed the country, although she never complained. And she wanted to make sure there were two people to go to Czech Fest in her and Mr. K’s stead every year. And to those who are here, two people have to go annually for her.

    Mr and Mrs K helped you understand how the Greatest Generation got its name.

    They were great friends, the kind where no one can take their place.

  4. Dean and Patricia Rademacher
    • February 22, 2024 - 1 week ago

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of Albina Kellner. Albina was a devoted farm wife and mother along with a strong faith. She will be missed.

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