Jolene Krems, age 74 of Sidney, NE passed away in her home in Sidney, NE on Monday, December 4, 2023.  No local services are planned at this time.  A graveside service will be held at the Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE on January 6th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Big Springs Volunteer Fire Department.   

            You may view Jolene’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

            Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC and Prairie Hills Funeral Home are in charge of Jolene’s care and funeral arrangements.

       Jolene was born to Margaret and Melvin Krems on October 9th, 1949 in Julesburg, CO.  She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, great aunt, cousin, and friend. She grew up in Big Springs, NE and graduated from Big Springs High. She enjoyed hosting family at numerous Octoberfest celebrations while living in Sidney.  She loved watching Nebraska football and traveling with her mother on road trips throughout the US.
     She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Rodney, and nephew, David.  

     She is survived by her brother Robert and wife, Beth, sister Carol and husband, Jim, nieces and nephews: Pennie, Michelle, Steven, Melissa, Kimberly, and Michael.