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Beverly J. Kai

October 16, 1940 — February 7, 2016

Beverly J. (Behlers) Kai, 75, of Las Vegas, NV and Pender, NE, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Funeral services will be Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Pender; Pastor Miles Ruch will be officiating. The visitation will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. The burial will be in the St Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Bev was born October 16, 1940 in Beemer, NE to Irene and C. Dale Behlers. She graduated from Hubbard High School. Bev was united in marriage to Roy Kai on June 28, 1959 in Pender, NE. She was a homemaker, worked at Pender Community Hospital and First National Bankcard in Wayne, NE. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Bev is survived by her husband, Roy of 56 years; son, Michael of Stanton, NE; daughter and son-in-law Jill Kai Lysgaard and Kent Lysgaard, of Las Vegas, NV; daughters Mary Kay Esser of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Marlene (Pat) Nelson of Lyons, NE; grandchildren Jake and Alyse Lysgaard, Dallas and Cole Esser, Ashley Kai Kauzlarich, Sarah and Tyler Kai; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Alleana, and Andrew; two sisters-in-law, Joanne (Bill) Burling and Geraldine (Merlin) Behlers; one brother-in -law, Bob (Shirley) Oberg, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bev was preceded in death by her beloved son, Jay; her parents, Dale and Irene Behlers; her parents-in-law, Rudy and Mildred Kai; brothers, Merlin, Charles, Warren, Dallas and Douglas; sisters-in-law, Jackie (Bill) Gilfert and Shirley (Bob) Oberg; brother-in-law, Bill Burling; niece, Jody Oberg Callahan; and nephew, Guy Burling.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home - Pender

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Friday, February 19, 2016

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St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Pender

306 Norris Avenue, Pender, NE 68047

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