Carl Hydorn Sr.


December 31, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Carl R. Hydorn Sr., 84, of St. Edward, Neb., passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 at Cloverlodge Care Center, St. Edward, Neb.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Miller-Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward, Neb., with the Rev. Mary Avidano officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by Crosier American Legion Post No. 226, Army Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Miller-Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward, Neb., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Carl was the son of George and Edna (Harper) Hydorn, and was born on June 21, 1935 at Garnett. He attended school at a little school outside of Garnett.

On March 29, 1959, Carl was united in marriage to Alice C. Lambeth. They lived in the Iola area, and later moved to Americas, Olpe, Hartford, and St. Edward, Neb. Carl worked as a truck driver for Dolly Madison Cakes in Emporia for 31 years.

Carl served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and was a member of Teamsters. He enjoyed and was very good at woodworking, and loved to fish.

Carl is survived by a son, Carl (Becky) Hydorn Jr. of St. Edward, Neb.; grandson Andrew (Sevita) Gillis of Omaha, Neb.; great-granddaughter Adalyn; two stepgrandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Respi of Pleasanton, Neb.; LeeAnn Kopel of Dallas, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Marissa, Calleigh, Amelia, Brandon, and Karma; two nieces, Joyce Wright of Iola and Karen (Mick) Winner of Iola; along with several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice, brother Clarence “Tuffy,” and an infant brother Frank.


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